32,000 bot­tles of drink­ing wa­ter for Kin­a­balu guides, porters

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RANAU : The Life Wa­ter In­dus­tries Sdn Bhd here re­cently spon­sored drink­ing wa­ter to Mount Kin­a­balu Guide and Porter As­so­ci­a­tion at the Raf­fle­sia Meet­ing Room, Kin­a­balu Park.

Be­ing the largest bev­er­age pro­ducer in Sabah, Life Wa­ter In­dus­tries Sdn Bhd took the ini­tia­tive by sup­ply­ing 32,000 bot­tles of drink­ing wa­ter worth more than RM40,000, for free as a sign of sup­port to moun­tain porters and guides in their day-to-day tasks.

It was learnt that porters and guides had to some­time drink wa­ter from tanks at rest­ing points when climb­ing due to the lack of drink­ing wa­ter.

The pre­sen­ta­tion of the drink­ing wa­ter was wit­nessed by Kin­a­balu Park se­nior as­sis­tant Martin Mogur­ing.

Life Wa­ter In­dus­tries Sdn Bhd rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sim Kwang Liang said the spon­sor­ship was a trib­ute from Life Wa­ter to guides and porters of Mount Kin­a­balu, who had pro­tected Mount Kin­a­balu from be­ing in­vaded by ir­re­spon­si­ble in­di­vid­u­als.

He said the guides and porters also played a role in en­sur­ing the safety of climbers of Mount Kin­a­balu.

More­over, tourism had also im­proved and in­creased due to the pro­fes­sion­al­ism shown by the guides and porters to climbers, es­pe­cially af­ter the earth­quake in­ci­dent in 2015, he said.

Life Wa­ter is also proud of its K2 drink­ing wa­ter and Tri­tonic drink which have be­come the of­fi­cial drink for the in­ter­na­tional climbat­hon event on 15th Oc­to­ber, he added.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Live Wa­ter (third, right) pre­sent­ing the spon­sor­ship.

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