MPAJ earmarks six locations for community garden project

Abdul Hamid (in black, holding hoe) planting a tree sapling at Dusun Bandar Taman Kosas.

SIX locations have been identified by the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) for an upcoming project dubbed the Smart Selangor Community Garden.

An extension of the current Community Garden programme, the state-initiated project focuses on vegetable farming via fertigation, which is a technique of supplying dissolved fertiliser to crops through an irrigation system.

MPAJ president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said the garden would be maintained by youths as part of the Agro Generasi Muda Selangor programme.

“We have identified several suitable locations which are currently empty plots of land.

“The state has allocated RM40,000 to kick off the project at two locations.

“This will give entrepreneurs who want to get involved in various fields of agriculture,” he said during a tree planting programme at Dusun Bandar Taman Kosas.

Abdul Hamid added that the proposed locations included Ukay Indah, AU2 Keramat and Cheras Indah.

During the event, residents planted some 62 fruit trees at the orchard.

The fruit trees planted included Durian Musang King, rambutan, mango, mangosteen and longan.

The activity was part of the council’s target to plant 55,000 trees a year, with 48,000 planted this year.

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