TEN years since the inception of the Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur (LA21 KL) initiative, several highly successful programmes have materialised, said Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz.
Particularly successful, he said, was the community garden projects and recycling of illegal banners.
“The community garden project in PPR Raya Permai is a good example of agriculture activities carried out in pursuing a community approach as part of LA21 KL.
“It is hoped that this programme will encourage local food producers and farmers to produce fresh vegetables and fruits, support local economic development and promote community-based agriculture.
“Another project we are proud of is colourful illegal banners and advertisements taken down from around the city, being upcycled into aprons and bags,” he said at the launch of the two-day LA21 KL conference at The Federal Kuala Lumpur.
During the event, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and strategic partners gathered to celebrate its 10th anniversary and its objective of creating a cleaner, safer, prosperous and electronically savvy city.
“We hope the conference participants will have a chance to learn from each others’ experiences in carrying out the various programmes under LA21 KL as well as incorporating them into future undertakings,” Amin Nordin said.
The conference aimed to gather DBKL and LA21 strategic partners to exchange experiences and success stories over the past decade.
The programme has moved forward with 12 major projects under the LA21 KL banner.
LA21 KL strategic partners comprised 300 entities including government agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organisations and community members.