SHAH ALAM, Nov 10 — Thanks to the generosity of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), 18 asnaf (destitute) families will be moving into new homes.
The furnished homes were provided under the ‘Better Brighter Home @ Projek Baiti Jannati TNB Peringkat Selangor’ programme involving a PKNS and TNB 2020 – 2021 zakat allocation of RM2.5 million, and assistance from the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) to identify the families.
PKNS chief corporate officer, Idris Ishak, said 13 recipients managed to pay for the remainder of the cost of their homes, while 5 received units at the PKNS-owned Pangsapuri Kuang Raya.
“This has been our (PKNS and TNB) commitment since 2019 and we hope to make it a yearly programme for as long as we can,” he said after a handover ceremony of the contribution to recipients at Dewan Aster in the PKNS headquarters yesterday.
Idris said the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme needs more participation to help provide homes for the asnaf.
TNB Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya state stakeholder affairs (regulatory and stakeholder management section) general manager, Ir Ahmad Rezahan Mohammad, said the collaboration was continued for a third year because there has been good feedback for their efforts to tackle urban poverty.
“The programme ran throughout last year, as well, but we had to postpone the handover ceremony by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Alhamdulillah, everything has gone smoothly with the help of PKNS,” he said, while also hoping for the partnership’s longevity.