The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) program launched its latest edition today with the start of Design Week in the coastal village of Kampung Nelayan Untia.
The new program is presented in collaboration with Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN), the Indonesian standardization body, and PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia. It will focus on the design and construction of a new public toilet and handwashing facility.
The international Design Team was welcomed to Untia Village in a community ceremony this morning by Ms. Suhaimi A. Kasman, the BSN’s Head of Division for Co-operation, and the Untia Village Head, Mr. Andi Patiroi.
“Participants in this Design Week are from all over Indonesia, and countries such as U.S., Singapore, Australia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Canada, and Ireland,” Kasman said. “Welcome to Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi special to Untia village. I hope you are happy to stay here.
“As the implementation of MOU [Memorandum of Understanding] between BSN and IAPMO, we are collaborating with IWSH to develop a new public toilet facility in Untia. This activity is very useful, and this is the second activity carried out in Indonesia. The first one was held in Cikarang, Bekasi [2017–18].
“The purpose of this project — besides fulfilling the lives of people in Untia village — is that the toilet facility will be built to meet the technical specifications in accordance with healthy and hygienic toilet standards as SNI 8153:2015 about the plumbing system. This standard organizes the specification of plumbing materials, planning, design, installation, additional and maintenance of the plumbing system.
“As the representative of BSN we would like to thank you for the support of all parties, and hopefully this activity can continue on other occasions and in other areas,” Kasman concluded.
Companies or organizations who wish to get involved with the new CPC Indonesia program, or any other future editions of the international CPC program, are encouraged to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. One-time, tax deductible donations to support these efforts may also be made via www.iwsh.org/donate.
Design Week is scheduled to conclude Thursday.
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