IWK celebrates 30 years of service with Long Service Awards, community initiatives

"IWK has successfully managed and maintained sewage wastewater through innovative methods, driving a circular economy that promotes the well-being of the people and environmental sustainability."

WAN AHMAD  ATARMIZI
WAN AHMAD ATARMIZI
30 May 2024 10:03pm
Fadillah Yusof.
Fadillah Yusof.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) marked its 30th anniversary by honouring long-serving employees and unveiling initiatives aimed at benefiting the community, highlighting three decades of dedication to public health and environmental sustainability.

The celebration, with the theme 'IWK30: Three decades of ensuring people's well-being' included honouring long-serving staff and introducing new community-focused initiatives.

The 30th-anniversary celebration held at IWK Eco Park in Pantai Dalam today featured festivities, local street performers, and a display of IWK's assets that have served the community over the years.

At the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Transition and Water Transformation Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof praised IWK's achievements.

"On behalf of the Federal Government, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on this 30th anniversary celebration. This milestone marks a significant achievement in the country's sewerage industry.

"IWK has successfully managed and maintained sewage wastewater through innovative methods, driving a circular economy that promotes the well-being of the people and environmental sustainability," he noted.

Ahmad Johnie Zawawi.
Ahmad Johnie Zawawi.

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Meanwhile, IWK Chairman Ahmad Johnie Zawawi, expressed gratitude for the support received over the years.

"We are humbled to reach this significant milestone in our journey. The milestone of three decades is not just our own; it is a testament to the invaluable support of our stakeholders, valued customers, and community members, without whom we would not have reached this point.

"IWK remains steadfast in its commitment to serving all Malaysians. Through collaborative efforts, we aim to protect public health, pioneer innovative and sustainable practices, and lead environment conservation efforts for our country's overall well-being," he added.

To commemorate this significant milestone, IWK unveiled two new initiatives: the ‘Perantis IWK’ apprentice programme and a theatre production titled "Najis Jadi Teman," which aimed to creatively showcase the intriguing world of sewage treatment.

These initiatives reflect IWK's dedication to giving back to the community and raising awareness about its vital work. Through these efforts, IWK continues to build on its legacy of excellence, ensuring a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.

IWK, established on April 2, 1994, has been at the forefront of developing and managing an efficient sewerage system in Malaysia.

Over the past three decades, the company has consistently worked to preserve the environment and protect public health, contributing to sustainable development.

As part of its ongoing efforts, IWK has implemented the Sewerage Catchment Plan, focusing on both immediate and long-term improvements.

Additionally, the Indah Water Research Centre (IWRC), established in 2012, has led research and development in wastewater treatment.

Collaborating with universities and researchers, IWRC has worked on projects to improve efficiencies and find beneficial uses for by-products. IWK's leadership in capacity-building projects has also been recognized by UN Habitat and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).