Kuching (Sarawak), Thursday, 25 April 2019 – Since Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) launched its ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ initiative under their ‘Doing Good’ CSR banner in March 2019, the company has been continuously searching for communities where they can make a long-term difference in uplifting lives, enhancing lifestyles and creating growth opportunities for the communities they work with.
Recently, a team of 120 CMS Roads Sdn Bhd employees descended on Kampung Murud Plaman, completely renovating a dilapidated community hall which will soon be equipped with a childrens’ library, inclusive of lights and fans. But the company did not stop there. Their next project will see them undertake a school rehabilitation project at SK Engkabang in Saratok.
According to Jason Lee, Head of Corporate Reputation & Communications, “PPESW BPSB JV Sdn Bhd is majority owned by CMSB and under our ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ initiative, we fully support the massive investment by PPESW BPSB JV to completely transform SK Engkabang by enhancing the school’s facilities and to provide significantly more classrooms for children to receive the education they deserve. Education is the largest single pivot to ‘Building Sustainable Communities’.
“Over the course of the next one year, PPESW BPSB JV will be constructing seven new classrooms with attached lavatory facilities to accommodate an additional 245 pupils. In addition, there will be a hostel block for both male and female pupils which can accommodate 20 students respectively. Finally, a single storey teacher’s quarters will also be built. While the total cost is RM2.8 million and will take one year to complete, it is a worthwhile endeavor if we are to prove what we say when we are looking to ‘Build Sustainable Communities’.
The continued focus on ‘Doing Good’ and ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ is beginning to have a positive impact on the company, with people sitting-up and paying attention to CMSB’s efforts, bagging Gold at the 11th Global CSR Summit and Awards earlier this month, followed by a top ten placing in the JobStreet Survey of the most preferred employers in Sarawak. The Group’s reputation is fast growing and transforming them into the most admired company in Sarawak.