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KUCHING, Oct 12: Some 40 families in Kampung Quop have received a renewable energy lifeline from Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) in a collaborative effort with LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd.
LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd is a large scale solar manufacturing company operating at Sama Jaya High Tech Park, Kuching.
Hidup president George Young Si Ricord Jr disclosed that the assistance will provide much needed power for the affected families whose houses have not been connected to the electricity grid.
“LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd Sarawak responded positively by donating 10 pieces of Grade A 305 watt single glass and 30 pieces of Grade A 305 watt half-cell single glass and these solar cells are made of semi-conducting materials that directly convert sunlight into electricity,” George said here today.
“I welcome this generous gift and looking forward to more future collaborative effort with LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd and other corporate bodies in Sarawak.
“NGOs are making a positive change within their community and have every right to be involved as it impacts our daily lives; it shapes our future,” added George.
Hidup had previously tried to assist these villagers by getting their houses connected to the electricity grid with the assistance of Sarawak Energy Berhad. However, due to lack of endorsement from relevant parties, Hidup had to source for alternative means to assist the affected families.
For further information on Hidup activities, follow its Facebook page ‘Hidup Kuching’ or contact the group via mobile phone at 0111- 8580528/010-5070528. — DayakDaily