Council planning for better times

Johary (second from left) giving duit raya to children of MBSJ employees.

AFTER a two-year hiatus, Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) was once again able to hold its traditional Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration to strengthen goodwill and relations between the staff, media partners and stakeholders.

Mayor Datuk Johary Anuar and his deputy Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali, along with the top management, welcomed guests at the gathering held at the city council headquarters in Selangor.

Johary said the city council’s focus after the endemic transition phase was to revive the local economy and help it progress.

“Traders’ livelihood was disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic and many were not able to do any business at all in the last two years.

“MBSJ will support the issuance of relevant licences to local traders, including those who were previously unlicensed, to ensure that they can trade without causing traffic disruption or accidents,” he said.

The lively open house featured 20 food and beverage stalls serving a wide variety of Hari Raya dishes.

There was extra cheer for the children of council employees when Johary presented duit raya to them.

Meanwhile, guests were entertained by MBSJ staff performing Raya songs on stage.

The festive event also saw MBSJ staff promoting the council’s plastic-free campaign which supported the MBSJ Green City Plan 2030 strategy.

Many guests brought along their own food and beverage containers while metal utensils were provided for those who did not bring their own.

No disposable plastic and polystyrene materials were used during the celebration, while bins were available for waste separation.

This effort was to ensure that sustainability was maintained to create a better quality urban environment.

The ceremony, which drew more than 1,480 MBSJ employees and synergy partners, was also attended by the former council mayor, president and deputy president, members of Parliament and Selangor assemblymen.

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