Melaka Chief Minister says state plans to implement four new initiatives starting next year

(From second right) Zuraida and Adly checking out some of the eco-friendly garbage bags at one of the exhibition stalls at the launch of the National Cleanliness Policy in conjunction with 2019 World Habitat Day Celebration and National Level Recycling Day at the Tehel People’s Housing Programme in Melaka. — Bernama

MELAKA: The state government will introduce four new initiatives to empower efforts to implement the #IniRumahKita campaign starting next year, said Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

He said the four initiatives would take into account the elements or clusters under the National Cleanliness Policy which was launched to draw participation of more people and encourage them to make the practice of cleanliness as an ingrained aspect of their lives.

He said the four new initiatives which would be announced soon would be based on the five clusters in the National Cleanliness Policy, namely, awareness on cleanliness, environmental sustainability, circular economy, governance and enforcement and quality and skilled human capital.

“At the state government level, #IniRumahKita is an early awareness campaign to foster the aspect of cleanliness among the people starting early this year and it is in line with the National Cleanliness Policy.

‘’We start #IniRumahKita with gotong-royong activities this year and we will implement four more initiatives by taking into account the National Cleanliness Policy, ’’ Adly told a media conference after launching the National Cleanliness Day, 2019 World Habitat Day Celebration and National Level Recycling Day at the Tehel People’s Housing Programme (PPR) here.

Also present were Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and her deputy, Senator Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah.

Commenting further, Adly said the #IniRumahKita campaign and the National Cleanliness Policy could not be implemented comprehensively among the people or achieve its target if the public awareness on cleanliness was low.

He said it had to be implemented continuously so that its impact could be felt in the long term specifically through education.

“We at the state government and federal levels have provided adequate systems and infrastructure to support this effort, but regardless, it depends on the awareness of society, ’’ he said.

Meanwhile, housewife Fazlina Aba, 33, from the Sungai Putat PPR here said the launching of the National Cleanliness Policy by KPKT was a good effort to foster and boost the people’s awareness of the cleanliness of their surroundings.

For Raizan Aziz, 29, from Malim said the National Cleanliness Policy, which was just launched, was capable of moulding a more disciplined and responsible generation towards national development. — Bernama

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