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PT. v, in partnership with Indonesian plumbing association APPIN, held an event to increase awareness of the importance of good sanitation and plumbing systems, especially for buildings with large capacities that are used by the general public. IAPMO also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing for the inspection of the health aspects of buildings and residential housing in relation to the issuance of building occupancy permits. APPIN, an association with members comprising companies in the plumbing industry, was inaugurated during the event.
IAPMO Group CEO GP Russ Chaney opened the fifth annual event, which was held at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Jakarta and included a performance by SDN Cicau 02 students. Through the 2017 Community Plumbing Challenge, SDN Cicau 02 received eight toilets and a handwashing station.IAPMO also gave the school and surrounding community the gift of a sound system.
The event included speakers from the Ministry of Forestry and Environmental, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, and BSN, Indonesia’s national standardization agency, discussing SNI 8153:2015, Plumbing Systems for Buildings. Also, speakers from the Construction Services Development Board (LPJK), the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, and the University of Indonesia addressed the topic of good plumbing systems in buildings.
For the first time in the event’s five-year history, IAPMO and APPIN arranged several activities that were presented as one-day seminars with exhibitions.
“PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia wants Indonesians to understand more about the importance of a good plumbing system, for personal consumption as well as the public interest,” said Ken Wijaya, executive vice president of PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia. “Plumbing systems also have an impact on the health and safety of the community. This is why IAPMO is partnering with governmental, industry and educational institutions to continuously create awareness on the importance of plumbing standardization.”