Jakarta, Indonesia — PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia, in partnership with Indonesian
plumbing association APPIN, today held an event to increase awareness of the importance of good
sanitation and plumbing systems, especially for buildings with large capacities that are used by the
general public such as hotels, malls, airports and restaurants.
IAPMO also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Public Works and
Public Housing for the inspection of the health aspects of buildings and residential housing in relation
to the issuance of building occupancy permits. Additionally, IAPMO Man was introduced as IAPMO’s
mascot at the beginning of the event. APPIN, an association with members comprising companies in
the plumbing industry, was inaugurated during the event.
IAPMO Group CEO GP Russ Chaney opened the fifth annual event, which was held at the Grand
Mercure Hotel in Jakarta and included a performance by SDN Cicau 02 students. Through the 2017
Community Plumbing Challenge, SDN Cicau 02 received eight toilets and a handwashing station.
IAPMO also gave the school and surrounding community the gift of a sound system.
The United Nations has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is clean water and sanitation
for all by 2030. This requires an investment in adequate infrastructure, the creation of safe sanitation
facilities, and the promotion of cleanliness at every level.
During the first session, speakers from the Ministry of Forestry and Environmental, Ministry of Public
Works and Public Housing, and BSN, Indonesia’s national standardization agency, discussed SNI
8153:2015, Plumbing Systems for Buildings , as one of the tools to be used in support of SDG 2030.
The second session began with speakers from the Construction Services Development Board (LPJK),
the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, and the University of Indonesia addressing the topic of good
plumbing systems in buildings. That was followed by a discussion on the best practices on the
installation and maintenance of plumbing products to support a good plumbing system that included
representatives from plumbing product manufacturers Rucika and Pralon, as well as Bina Nusantara
For the first time in the event’s five-year history, IAPMO and APPIN arranged several activities that
were presented as one-day seminars with exhibitions.
“PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia wants Indonesians to understand more about the importance of a good
plumbing system, for personal consumption as well as the public interest,” said Ken Wijaya, Executive
Vice President of PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia. “Plumbing systems also have an impact on the health
and safety of the community. This is why IAPMO is partnering with governmental, industry and
educational institutions to continuously create awareness on the importance of plumbing
“PT. IAPMO Group Indonesia is very pleased to be able to organize a one-day seminar to
commemorate World Plumbing Day 2018 once again,” said Shirley Dewi, Senior Vice President of PT.
IAPMO Group Indonesia. ”On this occasion, we want the importance of a good plumbing system to be
remembered through the IAPMO Man mascot we launched at this event. In addition, the signing of the
MoU with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing also proves that we are continuing to rally
the support from the government so that all Indonesian citizens can have a healthy and safe plumbing