Tuesday, 8 December – A 3-man team from Singapores's Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) departed for Chennai to support the floods relief efforts there.
The team brought along 4 units of manual-powered water filtration systems, 1000 jerry cans and 2000 disposable underwear to support the re-hydration and hygiene conditions as Chennai seeks to recover from the massive floods.
The relief supplies items were flown complimentary by Singapore Airlines, which resumed its flights to Chennai today.
Access to clean water is the prevailing problem facing the flood victims, with more than 200,000 people displaced and close to 300 lives were lost.
(left) Staff of HSL Constructor and Golden Season – partners of CCF.
(right) In line of service – The team brought along relief items flown complimentary sending off the relief team and supplies by Singapore Airlines.
The Corporate Citizen Foundation (CCF) was officially launched by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in October 2014. It seeks to be the catalyst for proactive and constructive corporate collaboration for a better, safer and friendlier Asia. Initiated and seed-funded by HSL Constructor, the CCF is a private sector initiative to pull and pool together appropriate corporate assets to help improve the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities in Asia, through sustainable livelihood programmes including disaster preparedness and response.
The CCF had established the Swift Emergency Evaluation Deployment (SEED), as its first responders for early access into and appropriate intervention at disaster-affected areas. SEED is simultaneously tasked to evaluate and disseminate first-hand information to incoming aid responders for more informed strategic decisions. Hence, the SEED’s slogan – Bridging the First Mile. SEED’s pioneer partners include the Pacific Flight Services of ST Aerospace (aerospace); Channel NewsAsia of Mediacorp (communications); Golden Season (water) and HSL Constructor (engineering).
Thus far, the CCF and SEED have responded to super typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines (Dec ‘14), the massive Kelantan floods in Malaysia (Dec ’14), and the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal (Apr ‘15).
Founded in 1994 as a small start-up company and abiding staunchly by its Vision — a Greater HSL for a Better World — HSL has grown rapidly over two decades and is recognised as a frontrunner in the regional foreshore marine civil engineering sector. From a fully integrated engineering and construction company, HSL’s services expanded from marine civil engineering and infrastructure, plant construction, and ground engineering to include public works in Singapore.
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