CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
1. Gravity feed water supply
This project is to provide regular water supply to improve the quality of life of the local community. Previously the local people had to rely on the river as the main source of water for washing, cooking and drinking. Under our company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, we did a study in June 2009 on the feasibility of supplying water to the community using the gravity feed method.
A budget of RM300,000 was approved by the Board of Directors of Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd on 24th August 2009 to launch the first phase of the scheme. Implementation started a month later.
The project, carried out by the Health Department and District Office, benefited four schools – SK Punan Bah, SK Telawan, SK Airport and SK Segaham – and two longhouses – Uma Kejaman Lasah and Rh Sekapan Piit.
Water from a nearby hill being channelled to Kejaman Lasah and SK Long Segaham
The tap installed at SK Long Segaham for the students and school staff.
Water tanks at SK Airport, Punan Bah.
Below area the longhouses identified for gravity feed water supply:
|Uma Nyaving, Mejawah||Uma Tevok, Long Buyun|
|Uma Apan, Mejawah|| Uma Tanjong, Long Pawah|
|Uma Kejaman ||Neh Punan Sama, Belaga|
|Uma Kahei, Belaga|| Punan Biau, Rh. Dari|
|Uma Aging, Belaga|| Punan Biau, Rh Semanok|
|Rumah Sekapan Panjang|| Punan Biau, Rh Nyalon|
|Uma Badeng, Long Dungun ||Rh Punan Bah, Belaga|
This phase was carried out between April and June 2010 with another allocation of RM300,000.
The third phase will be implemented between July and September 2010 with a budget of RM400,000.
2. Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie Sheikh Mustapha – National Angkasawan
Malaysia’s first Angkasawan or astronaut, Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, was warmly received when he gave talks about his experiences to the local residents who included students. He told them to aim high and work hard if they wished to improve their lives. Pointing to himself, he said that he was the living proof that dreams, no matter how impossible they might seem, could come true if they made the effort.
The event was held at two places:
2.1 Sg Asap
The first programme was organised in Sg Asap for students and staff of SMK Bakun, SK Batu Keling and SK Long Gang on 18th October 2009.
Primary students in Sg Asap.
Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar presenting a gift to the best student.
Students from SMK Bakun, SK Batu Keling and SK Long Gang.
The second programme was held on 19th October 2009 at the Belaga community hall for students and teachers of SMK Belaga, SK Abun Matu, SK Segaham, SK Telawan, SK Airport and SK Punan Bah.
Students of SMK Belaga, SK Abun Matu, SK Segaham, SK Telawan, SK Airport and SK Punan Bah at Belaga community hall.
Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar relating his experiences in space.
A group photo with students of SMK Belaga.
One for the album – with primary school students.
2.3 SK Long Segaham
Excited students of SK Long Segaham giving our astronaut a warm welcome.
The staff and teachers of SK Long Segaham.
Dr Sheikh Muszaphar with MCH staff.
The astronaut with Bakun Sub Contractors.
Sharing his space travel with SHSB staff and contractors.
3. Visits to longhouses and Raya Celebration
3.1 Ulu Balui
Visits to longhouses to strengthen bonds are an important part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. One recent trip was organised to upstream of Balui to meet the local communities to get feedback and to brief them on the Bakun project by our company representatives and government officials. During the dialogue sessions, the people were given the opportunity to seek clarifications on any issues regarding the impoundment of the dam. The places that we went to were Long Saan, Naha Jalei, Long Jawe, Sang Anau and Naha Nyabong..
A dialogue session with residents of Naha Jalei and nearby settlements.
3.2 Hilir Belaga
During the trip to Hilir Belaga, or downstream, we met with the local communities to provide them information on the dam project and also to ask them about their daily needs. The feedback would be used by the company and government officials to help the local people achieve a better standard of living. The places we visited on the trip were Kejaman Lasah, Long Segaham, Punan Bah and Kampong Melayu Belaga.
The JKKK chairman in Punan Bah speaking during the dialogue session on 15th March 2010
The JKKK’s representative Mr Brain bonding with Mr Ten Wuan Peng of SHSB.
3.3 Dialogue session
District Officer Encik Abdul Halim at a meeting with the local community.
SHSB Managing Director Ir Zulkifle Osman conducting a Q & A session with the locals.
3.4 Belaga Raya Open House
The Raya Open House held with the Belaga community.
Our Managing Director Ir Zulkifle Osman with Belaga District Officer Encik Halim enjoying the local dishes.
4. Mini hydro project for downstream community
At a meeting at the Belaga District Office on 11th September 2009, a request for electricity supply was made by the local community to Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd. In response, the company on 23rd September 2009 suggested the construction of a mini hydro as a solution. Our company then sought the assistance of state agencies or departments which have the know-how. On 27th January 2010, a meeting was held with the Jabatan Kerja Raya Kapit. Following that, it was decided to carry out feasibility studies at various locations, beginning from 22nd February 2010.
The various locations that have been suggested are the following:
Local residents all geared to take part in a mini hydro project.
JKR and SHSB staff doing a feasibility study at one of the potential sites.
|- Uma Apan, Long Mejawah|| - Uma Tevok, Long Buyun|
|- Uma Nyaving, Long Mejawah|| - Punan Sama, Belaga|
|- Uma Kejaman Lasah, Lg Segaham|| - Punan Biau A|
|- Uma Kulit, Long Matik|| - Punan Biau B|
|- Uma Lahanan, Long Semuang|| - Punan Bah|
|- Uma Kejaman Neh, Long Liten|| - Uma Sihan |
|- Uma Aging, Long Daah|| - Uma Kenyah, Long Bangan|
|- Uma Sekapan Piet, Belaga|| - Uma Kenyah, Long Nanyan|
|- Uma Sekapan Panjang, Belaga|| - Uma Sambop, Long Semutut|
|- Uma Badeng, Long Dungan ||- Uma Seping, Long Koyan|
|- Uma Tanjong, Long Pawah|| - Uma Seping, Long Bala|
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