KOTA MARUDU, Feb 9 2017 : Petroleum Nasional Berhad (Petronas) today launched a corporate social investment (CSI) programme worth RM18 million to help improve the people’s living standard at certain areas in Sabah.
The programme covering three initiatives, namely ‘Planting Tomorrow’, ‘Food Basket’ and ‘Youth Development’ for implementation over four years until 2020, will have a positive impact on the target groups identified.
Under the ‘Planting Tomorrow’ programme, alternative water supply and agricultural training will be extended to 160 households at villages in Mukim Dandun, namely Dowokon, Bambangan Ulu, Maliau Layung, Maliau Pusat, Perupok, Pinapak, Nunguh in Pitas and three villages at Mukim Simpangan, Kota Marudu namely Patiu, Katud and Pulutan.
The ‘Food Basket’ programme is aimed at providing highly nutritious food to address the problem of malnutrition among children aged six and below, to aid their healthy growth.
This programme will be implemented by Petronas in Lahad Datu, Tuaran, Beaufort, Kudat and Kinabatangan in collaboration with the state health department.
The youth development initiative is designed to promote healthy and holistic lifestyle among Sabah youths aged between 13 and 17.
The programme was launched by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman in Kota Marudu, some 130km from Kota Kinabalu.
Also present was Petronas chairman, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan. – Bernama