MBPJ gives grants to four groups for community projects


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020

PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has presented RM69,500 in community grant to four organisations whose projects help to improve the council’s performance in areas related to sustainable urban development.

MBPJ said in a statement that the PJ SEED (Social, Environment, Economy Development) community grant was given to Section 3 Residents Association (RA), SS25 Taman Mayang Rukun Tetangga (RT), SS25A RT and SMK Abdul Samad.

All community grant applications are evaluated in terms of technical aspects by a panel of evaluators appointed by MBPJ, which then recommends the right projects that fit the council’s requirements and approve a grant of between RM5,000 and RM50,000 based on market study.

Priority is given to proposed projects that can reduce resources, time, energy and negative impact, reuse existing resources either in an existing or new form, are creative as well as can be replicated in other areas.

MBPJ also presented contributions for the Petaling Jaya Neighbourhood Security Team (PKKPJ) programme at the event held at Petaling Jaya Civic Centre in Jalan Yong Shook Lin.

The PKKPJ initiative aims to involve residents organisations such as RAs, RTs and joint

management bodies (JMB) in addressing safety and security related matters in their neighbourhoods.

PKKPJ offers an incentive of RM3,000 to each organisation to carry out activities and strengthen measures that enhance safety and security in their neighbourhoods.

The council received a total of 150 applications this year, comprising 94 from RAs, 31 from RTs and 25 from JMBs.

Statistics from the Safe City Monitoring System showed a 5.69% drop in crime rate in

2019 compared to 2018, with

3,117 crime cases recorded last year, while in 2018 there were 3,305.

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