LBU donates RM1mln to state disaster relief fund

Uggah (second right) receiving RM1 million donation from Mohamad Zaidee (third right) while Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah (right) look on.

KUCHING, Mar 26: Local construction entity, Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU) has stepped forward to donate RM1 million to the Sarawak State Disaster Relief fund.

“So many people are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of our corporate responsibility, LBU is contributing RM1 million to the State Government’s disaster relief fund to channel assistance to help the community cope with the current challenging situation,” LBU Managing Director Mohamad Zaidee Abang Hipni said in a press statement today.

Mohamad Zaidee expressed his hope that more corporate entities would come forward to lend a helping hand during this time.

LBU is one of the first corporate entities in the state to have come forward to contribute to the relief fund.

LBU’s contribution was received by chairman of the State Disaster Relief Management Committee Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today while presenting LBU’s contribution was Mohamad Zaidee and Head of Corporate Communications, Nor Zalida Ahmad.

LBU is the former Project Delivery Partner (PDP) to the federal government for the development of the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.

Among its corporate responsibility programmes, LBU had in 2017 built a new school for SK Kampung Buda, Spaoh, Betong at a cost of RM2.8 million.

The previous dilapidated school buildings of SK Kampung Buda suffered total collapse into the river following a landslip. —DayakDaily