Co-operation the key to success
The co-operation of the people is needed if the state government’s vision for a ‘Cleaner Greener Penang’ is to come true, said Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong.
“Projects to plant more trees, clean up rivers and ‘No Plastic Day’ are all part of the ‘Cleaner Greener Penang’ programme aimed at greening the state.
“We need to use less paper as well, so that fewer trees will be chopped down. We also need to stop polluting the source of our water,” he said.
Liew was speaking to reporters at the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ community event held in Tanjong Tokong on Friday.
Also present was Penang municipal councillor Ali Akbar Mohd Noor, the organiser of the event, who said children must be taught from young to protect and value the environment.
Those who attended the event were treated to a martial art performance by cadets from Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Police Undergraduate Voluntary Corp.
There was also a group of youths showing off their skills on skateboards.
The Fire and Rescue Department also did its part by having a fire fighting demonstration, and the public were taught how to extinguish a fire under the supervision of the firemen.
There were over 20 booths by several government agencies and non-governmental organisations.
The event was jointly organised by the Tanjung Tokong Palm and Nipah Court, and the Penang Municipal Council under the Local Agenda 21 Plan.