Kuala Lumpur – Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) launched its
Plumbing Apprenticeship programme and Plumbing Assistance Service today under
its Sesama Mara Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) banner. This is the effort
and commitment of Air Selangor to build enthusiasm among the grassroots
communities who need help to move forward, especially during this challenging
surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Plumbing Apprenticeship Programme is a collaboration between Air Selangor
and Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM) to provide assistance to residents in Selangor,
Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya who have recently lost their jobs due to the COVID-19
pandemic, giving them an alternative career opportunity in the field of water utility
service and maintenance. This is the second initiative under the ‘Sesama Mara’
programme which is a series of initiatives geared towards providing a more
sustainable assistance to communities in need.

ABM is an accredited evaluation and training centre by the Malaysian Construction
Industry Development Board (CIDB). Each selected participant will undergo training
that encapsulates 25% theory and 75% practical. Participants who successfully
complete the training and pass their assessment will be awarded the ABM Certificate
of Achievement and the CIDB Construction Skills Certificate (SKKP) which
recognises their skills. Air Selangor hopes that through this programme, each
participant will receive new job opportunities and further improve their individual skills
from time to time with accredited agencies such as ABM. Registration for this
programme begins today and will end on 20 October 2020

Air Selangor also launched the Plumbing Assistance Service for communities in
need in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. This programme provides aid to
those who require immediate internal plumbing repair but with financial constraints.
Priority will be given to residents of Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR), Low Cost and
Rural Housing. Repair works will be carried out by certified plumbers with
Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN). Air Selangor will also help provide
guidance to the individuals involved, to conduct inspection in their own premises and
to identify the location of potential internal leaks in the future.

Through this initiative, Air Selangor hopes that deserving individuals can reach out to
us to help them reduce their burden and at the same time, curb the unnecessary
waste of water over a long period of time. Air Selangor has allocated a fund of
RM200,000.00 for the implementation of both these initiatives until 31 December