Allianz Malaysia sponsors solar-powered water system for Orang Asli Temuan
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Twenty-three Orang Asli Temuan households now has access to clean water supply thanks to a newly-installed solar-powered water system.
On 7 February 2018, nine volunteers from Allianz Malaysia assisted Build For Tomorrow to complete the installation of solar powered water system at Kampung Orang Asli Air Kuning located on the outskirts of Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam. Earlier on 3 February 2018, Build For Tomorrow installed solar powered lights in all homes, including 20 street lights around the area.
The community currently lacks access to basic necessities including strong housing, a reliable source of water, electricity, as well as sanitation. The newly installed solar-powered water system is a welcomed improvement that will serve the needs of all 86 residents there.
“We are very happy to partner Build For Tomorrow in helping to build resilient communities in Malaysia. This was a very important initiative that focuses on underserved communities such as the Orang Asli. We hope that through this initiative the community will enjoy an improved daily living with access to clean water that is safe for drinking,” said Ng Siew Gek, Head of Allianz4Good of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
The set-up of the water system will be carried out over three stages, beginning with the installation of the water pump, solar panels, water tanks and distribution pipes (24 February 2018).
The second stage will involve adding a filtration and rain harvesting system which will provide residents with safe drinking water. The final stage involves converting the existing water structure to a hybrid system that collects both rainwater and water from the well. Upon completion, the community will have two main tanks to store 4,000 litres and three sub-tanks which can store 1,500 litres each providing a reliable water source.
Previously, Allianz4Good has partnered with Build For Tomorrow in 2016 to build Malaysia’s first Eco Friendly Self Sustaining House in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan for the Orang Asli from the Temuan community.