SEB, GE-Sinohydro Consortium help upgrade SK Sungai Kem Batu 18

Management and representatives from SEB and GE-Sinohydro Consortium pose for a photo together with pupils and teachers from SK Sg Kem Batu 18.

KUCHING, July 20: Pupils of semi-boarding school SK Sungai Kem Batu 18 in Bintulu can now rejoice with a more conducive learning environment after their school was upgraded by GE-Sinohydro Consortium.

According to a press release from Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) today, the Consortium is SEB’s contractor for the Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Gas Power Plant Project in Bintulu.

The school upgrading project was a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by SEB through GE-Sinohydro Consortium. The school is located some 30 kilometres from Bintulu along the Bakun-Tubau road, and the upgrading work was completed last month.

The upgrading project included the building of a 170-meter covered walkway, a new access bridge to the school field, new railings for the school toilet block and 200 chairs for the assembly hall.

Ung (second from right) handing over the certificate symbolising the CSR initiative to the school’s headmaster Paul Jarum while representatives from GE-Sinohydro Consortium look on.

SEB power generation arm SEB Power, through its chief executive officer James Ung, said SEB acknowledged the importance of a conducive learning environment for education and understood the value of education as the pertinent building block to the success of a community.


“Which is why education and young people make up one of the pillars of our CSR efforts. We hope that these improvements to the school’s infrastructure will enrich learning experiences.

“The 170-meter long covered walkway linking two blocks of classrooms, for example, means the students and teachers no longer have to be exposed to the sun or the rain when going to classes,” he said during the CSR certificate handing-over ceremony recently.

Ung revealed that SEB had been working together with its contractors to carry out CSR projects as it wanted to encourage them to be socially responsible organisations. — DayakDaily