OVER 300 participants from 21 neighbourhoods, staff from businesses and students from educational institutions operating in Bandar Enstek in Nilai joined hands to clean up areas within the township.
The clean-up was organised by TH Properties Sdn Bhd (THP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lembaga Tabung Haji.
Held in collaboration with the Nilai Municipal Council (MPN), the gotong-royong was part of TH Properties’ corporate social responsibility to enhance community infrastructure in the Bandar Enstek township, under the council’s Local Agenda 21 (LA21) outreach programme.
The Gotong-Royong Perdana Bandar Enstek 2017 was launched by Negri Sembilan State Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Action Committee chairman Datuk Hasim Rusdi.
Employees from TH Properties, MPN and the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation also lent a hand during the gotong-royong held at the Pusat Komuniti Islam Bandar Enstek and the surrounding areas.
TH Properties Group chief operating officer Nik Badrul Hisham Nik Hassan said the company was pleased to be involved in the community-based programme as it enabled the group to work with the public and local authorities in taking pro-active measures to improve the neighbourhoods.
“I would like to thank the residents, MPN and other participating parties for supporting this event,” he added.
MPN president Datuk Abd Halim Abd Latif commended TH Properties’ commitment and efforts in conducting the community engagement programme.
“The Nilai Municipal Council is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the community and we are happy to be working closely with TH Properties to improve conditions in the township.
“We are delighted with today’s participation from every segment of the community, staff from TH Properties, MPN and the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation, as well as businesses and educational institutions,” said Abd Halim.
“We look forward to collaborating with TH Properties and other relevant parties to meet the needs of Bandar Enstek residents and to build an inclusive, connected and productive community who care about their environment and the society as a whole,” he added.
Abdul Halim Mohd Yatim, a resident of Taman Persada Damai, which is one of the earliest neighbourhoods in Bandar Enstek, said he was excited to join such a huge community event involving residents from every neighbourhood in the township.
“We are a close-knit community that encourages everyone to help each other in whatever ways we can to keep the neighbourhoods clean and maintain good infrastructure conditions, ” he added.
Yusmanisa Yusoff, who began living in Rembulan Enstek a year ago, said the gotong-royong was a great initiative for residents especially children to chip in and help spruce up the area they live in.
“We cannot depend solely on the developer and local council to keep our place clean. We all should take ownership of our neighbourhoods so that they will be safer and cleaner for an improved living environment.