Clean water and necessities for flood-hit Felda settlers


Useful device: Rozali checking the Jernih portable water purification system before leaving for Jengka in Pahang.

MORE than 20,000 bottles of water, diapers, biscuits and snacks will be distributed to flood-stricken states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang over the next few days, said Gabungan Wawasan Generasi Felda (GWGF) president Tan Sri Rozali Ismail.

Rozali had been busy assisting GWGF volunteers in preparing for the group’s Clean Water Supply and Humanitarian Aid Mission since the call for assistance by various government agencies was sounded.

“Our main concern is clean water, we want the people there to have clean water to drink and cook with,” said Rozali when met at Puncak Niaga’s head office in Shah Alam.

This was Rozali’s second mission after he assisted the Royal Malay Regiment’s team to Kelantan last week.

“This time, we will go to Jengka in Pahang to assist Felda settlers there,” said Rozali, who is also Puncak Niaga’s executive chairman.

Besides that, volunteers from Puncak Niaga and GWGF transported close to 7,000 bottles of water, blankets, mattresses, noodles, rice and snacks to Pahang folk affected by the floods.

Another addition was a Jernih water purification system which Rozali said was a popular device among residents in villages.

The portable system is able to purify up to 1,514 litres of water a day and is useful for residents in flood-prone areas.

“We are here to assist the Government in providing the people with food and water,” said Rozali, who will be in Pahang for three days.

“This is our last set and we are sending it to Pahang with hopes it will come in handy to the residents once they run out of bottled water,” said Rozali, who sent off six lorries filled with supplies and a host of volunteers to Pahang to assist in the mission.

The flood relief mission is GWGF’s initiative to ease the burden of Felda settlers affected by natural disasters. GWGF had previously provided similar assistance to flood victims last year.

Those who wish to contribute can visit Wisma Rozali in Shah Alam, Selangor.

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