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First ASIAWATER RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE to convene at ASIAWATER 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 4 April 2016: UBM Asia, the organiser of ASIAWATER 2016 announced on the formation of ASIAWATER RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE to benefit those living in developing countries in Asia by providing them with safe drinking water and better sanitation facilities. Headed by Dato' Teo Yen Hua, Former CEO of National Water Services Commission (SPAN) in partnership with public and private companies, government agencies and knowledge institutes involved in water technology, the alliance will meet on 7 April during the 9th edition of ASIAWATER to pledge that they will undertake activities individually and collaboratively for the betterment of life of the underprivileged to have access to clean water and sanitation.

M. Gandhi, Managing Director for ASEAN Business of UBM Asia said: "As responsible corporate citizens and caring individuals in the water industry, I believe our contribution, no matter how little it may be and in whatever form possible, will spark greater empathy for others to follow."

Dato' Teo Yen Hua, Former CEO of National Water Services Commission (SPAN) said: "I am honored to be invited to chair this Alliance, as many of us tend to forget that there are still thousands of households in this region that do not have basic water supply and proper sanitation facilities."

ASIAWATER 2016 which is supported by Department of Water Supply (JBA), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) and National Water Services Commission Malaysia (SPAN) will comprise of an exhibition, conference and seminar all held from 6 - 8 April at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event this year will showcase an  exhibitor line up of over 829 companies featuring Actuators, Filters, Fittings, Meters, Pipes, Pumps, Tanks, Valves, Water Treatment and much more. The conference which is supported by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage under the direction of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia will include key themes encompassing a wide range of thought-provoking papers delivered by an international panel of experts. Entrance to exhibition and conference is free of charge for business professionals upon register either on-line or on-site.

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