IN LINE with Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ)’s policy to empower the people, the city council took the initiative to hold a number of activities involving two high-rise communities.
The event kicked off with the launch of Seri Serdang Low Cost Flats’ community centre and outdoor gym.
The outdoor gym is located next to the flats’ playground, with the equipment sponsored by Seri Serdang assemblyman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
Dr Siti, who is also Selangor public health, unity, women empowerment and family committee chairman, launched the event which was attended by Subang Jaya mayor Noraini Roslan, deputy mayor and secretary Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali.
The guests of honour were taken on a tour of Seri Serdang Low Cost Flats’ community garden, where they were briefed on its management and collaboration with Persatuan Apex Bandar Syed Putra.
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) also sponsored polybags, fertiliser and pesticide pumps for the community.
They later joined a mural painting session at one of the blocks of flats, before presenting food aid to 44 families, who were hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Noraini then visited the Sri Tanjung Apartments, where she was welcomed by its Kumpulan Kompang Anak Pangsapuri Sri Tanjung.
The kompang troupe was established by the apartment’s community to attract young people to play traditional musical instruments.
Noraini was joined by MBSJ Community Development Department director Muhammad Zaki Yusoff and MBSJ councillor for Zone 3 Lee Jen Uyin to mark the opening of the apartment’s multipurpose hall and library.
The hall had been refurbished and upgraded with the addition of gym and sports equipment.
The library is equipped with two computers as well as various educational books and storybooks to encourage children to visit the facility.
The visit at Sri Tanjung Apartments ended with the presentation of vegetables and milk powder sponsored by What a Waste NGO to families in need.
“The city council hopes that the programme’s implementation will empower these communities under MBSJ’s administration and hopefully involve more communities in the future, ” said MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid in a statement.