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Xylem Provides Humanitarian Aid to Attapeu Province in Laos

August 28, 2018

New Aqua Towers will Supply Drinking Water to Schools and a Health Center

Singapore — Xylem, a leading global water technology provider, has committed to providing humanitarian supplies, equipment, and personnel to support flood relief efforts in Laos following the collapse of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoy hydroelectric dam on 24 July 2018.

Xylem’s offices in Malaysia and the Philippines have raised funds to provide humanitarian aid to affected communities in Laos’ Attapeu Province. With the help of the Malaysian embassy in Laos, as well as Xylem’s business partner, Whessoe Lao Sole Co. Limited (Whessoe Lao Sole), Xylem will be shipping relief items such as emergency food, cooking utensils, and clothes to communities in need across all affected districts. On 28 August, on behalf of Xylem, Whessoe Lao Sole will deliver all donated items to the government of Laos through the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. The items will then be distributed by the Ministry to relief centers in the affected districts.

Xylem is also working closely with its nonprofit partner, Planet Water, to dispatch a group of volunteers to Laos on 3 September. The team will help flooded districts and villages by building aqua towers that can filter, treat and store water for drinking. Once completed, the aqua towers will support three schools and a health center in the Sanamxai District. Xylem Singapore will also donate 20 Wateroam water filter hand pumps to the affected villages.

“Our Southeast Asian teams have taken the initiative to help those hit by the disaster in Laos,” said Mr Koh Chong Hin, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Xylem. “We are working hard with our regional partners to provide assistance in every way possible. Additionally, our team’s aqua tower construction project in Laos reflects Xylem’s larger efforts to protect and provide safe water resources for communities in need around the world.”

For more information on Xylem in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, please visit: www.xylem.com/sg.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.