TNB, PKNS help the poor own comfy homes

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by BERNAMA

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) is working with the Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) for the third year in helping the asnaf community of Selangor to own their own comfortable homes through the Better Brighter Home @ Baiti Jannati Project.

TNB has allocated RM50,000 to each recipient to buy a new house or settle the balance of their housing loan.

A total of 13 recipients yesterday were able to settle the balance of their housing payments while five received new housing units in the Kuang Raya Apartment owned by PKNS.

Meanwhile, the purchase of basic household furniture such as wardrobes, dining tables, and washing machines, among others, were bought with the zakat money allocation of TNB and PKNS.

TNB GM of State Stakeholders Affairs in Klang Valley, Regulatory and Stakeholder Management Division, Ahmad Rezahan Mohammad said TNB allocated a total of RM2.5 million for the programme in 2020 and 2021.

He said the cooperation with PKNS continued to receive excellent feedback from all parties as it helps to address urban poverty.

“The programme also ran all of last year but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to postpone the handover ceremonies to this year and thankfully, everything went smoothly with another great collaboration with PKNS.

“We will definitely continue this collaboration in the coming years and we believe the relationship between TNB and PKNS will make this programme a continuous success,” he said PKNS chief corporate officer Idris Ishak was pleased that TNB continued the cooperation.

“PKNS is grateful to TNB which is equally sensitive in supporting the aspirations of community development and we hope that this noble cooperation will continue for years to come,” he added.

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