International awards spur Klang towards green city goal

Yasid (left) and council secretary Adi Faizal Ahmad Tarmizi holding the two interna-tional green awards.

WINNING two international awards for its green initiatives will spur Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to do better towards promoting its green city goal.

Its president Datuk Mohd Yasid Bidin said the council won awards at the state and national levels this year including the International Apple Award for good practices towards the green city initiative by Green Organisation of London in October.

The award was followed by the World Green Award also by Green Organisation of London at a ceremony in Dubai in November.

He said the council earned gold awards for both and proved its efforts did not go to waste. “We beat the London City Council which came in second,” he said.

The Green World Award was for the council’s pilot project to create an app for residents to get involved in a recycling campaign.

By downloading the council’s Ecogen Recycle Bank app, he said residents from Bandar Bukit Rajah could get involved in a recycling campaign and contest.

“The app will help to tabulate the weight of the recyclable items disposed by the individual households according to the different categories.

“Twenty-one precincts from the township were involved in the campaign and contest and the money from the sale of the recyclable items will be used by the Residents Association for the residents,” he said.

Yasid commended the developer and residents associations from the area for their involvement and support.

Following the success of the pilot project, he said the council would expand the campaign to Bandar Botanic and Bandar Bukit Tinggi in the near future.

“Eventually, we hope the people of Klang can benefit from the app,” he said, adding that MPK was determined to make the royal town a better and greener city.

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