Sibu council’s environmental efforts bag Chief Minister’s award


Ting attributes SMC’s success to years of hard work in environment conservation and preservation.

SIBU Municipal Council (SMC) has won the prestigious 9th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Environmental Award 2019-2020 under the Local Authority Category (Municipal and District Council).

The award presentation was held in Kuching on Sept 13.

SMC president Clarence Ting, in a statement, attributed the council’s success to years of hard work in environmental conservation and preservation.

“SMC has been promoting awareness of environmental protection, development and cleanlinesss, reducing emission of carbon dioxide and carbon footprint as well as tackling climate change issues through Earth Day and Earth Hour initiatives since 2008.

“Our house-to-house collection of recyclable waste started in 2011 and the council has expanded the collection areas over the years,” said Ting.

He added that SMC was the first local council in Sarawak to start a campaign against non-recyclable polysterene food containers.

It also started the “Say No to Plastic Straw” campaign, which was enforced in January 2020 at all eateries.

Besides these, the council participated in the nationwide programme to reduce single-use plastic bags.

Ting said SMC would not rest on its laurels now that it had won the award but would continue to implement more projects to protect the environment.

“During this Covid-19 pandemic, protecting and conserving our environment must be continued.

“We hope to move forward and towards the endemic stage soon.

“We must strive to educate and create public awareness of waste management to reduce drain blockages and waste at our landfills,” he said.

He attributed the local council’s success in winning the award to the commitment and support of residents of SMC’s policies, initiatives and programmes in ensuring environmental conservation was practised.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Metro News

KL’s Medan Selera Damai to be refurbished, rebranded with new name to boot
Thrilled to be back in Penang
Road closure a safety precaution, says highway concessionaire
Decision to retain Chetty Padang’s heritage made after taking into account stakeholders’ input
Kek Lok Si Temple stays opens as repair work to burnt section starts
Park users urge motorists to stop using jogging tracks
DBKL: Hawkers with electricity arrears must change their attitude
Decades-old shops hopeful as business slowly picks up
Cultivating creative solutions to farming
Pilot project at Astaka Bandar Perda offers free WiFi

Others Also Read


Vouchers