TNB’s Mesra Rakyat project continues to support B40

The national utility company is giving homes to selected individuals who previously rented from DBKL’s Perumahan Rakyat project

By DARMINAA UTHAYAKUMAR

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB), under the Mesra Rakyat project (PMR) TNB, has assisted 12 less fortunate individuals under the bottom 40% (B40) income group by providing better housing in Kuala Lumpur.

Alongside Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), TNB gave homes to the selected individuals who were previously renting from DBKL’s Perumahan Rakyat project.

A value of RM50,000 was provided to targeted non-Muslims from the B40 community to help them in repairing, buying or building their homes as part of TNB’s corporate responsibility programme.

A ceremony to hand over letters of the offer was held at Kompleks Balai Islam An-Nur, TNB Bangsar headquarters (HQ), on Feb 19, 2020.

The letters were presented by TNB chief corporate officer Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman. Also present were DBKL ED (socio-economic development) Datuk Ibrahim Yusoff and TNB’s management team.

“We hope this aid will be a special new year’s gift, especially for those who have just celebrated Chinese New Year,” Roslan said in his speech at the event.

“Considering how difficult it is to build homes in KL due to land constraints, we collaborated with DBKL to ascertain those who could really use this help,” he added. Since its founding in 2012, a total of RM1.26 million was spent for PMR to finance 30 homes for the less fortunate in KL, while at the national level, a total of 221 homes have benefitted from PMR with a total contribution of RM6.97 million.

Besides PMR, TNB has also implemented a similar project called Baiti Jannati, which targets the underprivileged Muslim community.