Yamaha Clean Water Supply System Installed in Sumbawa, Indonesia
On May 20, a hand over ceremony was held to officially donate a Clean Water Supply System to the village of Rarak Ronges in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The photovoltaic-powered water supply system was installed in a joint project by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation supported by the Japanese government.
The ceremony was attended by Ms. Mari Takada-Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia; Mr. Suganuma, Director in charge of Indonesia-Panasonic Asia Pacific; Mr. Saito, President of PT Yamaha Motor Nuansa Indonesia; Mr. Abdul Aziz, Secretary of West Sumbawa Regency; and Mr. Andy Hermawan, Head of the County Police. In the ceremony, the system was officially passed on to a representative of the village.
Rarak Ronges relies on well-water for their drinking water, but maintaining a stable water supply from the well has been difficult during the dry season. This Clean Water Supply System, which purifies river water, will give the residents stable access to safe drinking water. This system is expected to contribute to an improvement in the health and welfare of the people of Rarak Ronges. The photovoltaic power supply station will power the Clean Water Supply System while the excess power will be used in the village offices and schools.
Nishijima, Clean Water Project Group