Two tonnes of rubbish collected from clean-ups in Pengerang


A volunteer picking up trash during a beach clean-up programme at Pantai Sungai Rengit in Kota Tinggi.

CLOSE to two tonnes of rubbish have been collected by Pengerang Municipal Council (MPP) as part of the Clean Johor campaign under the state government.

MPP president Fizwan Mohd Rashidi said the council had also started its beach clean-up activities and environmental awareness programme at two public beaches.

“We have started a weekly plogging activity at four adopted roads, namely Jalan Ladang Siang, Jalan FT92, Jalan FT90 and Jalan Desaru.

“The programme started on July 7 and is held every Thursday.

“To date, we have collected 1,822kg of rubbish at the four locations,” he said.

As for the beach clean-up, Fizwan said the programme started back in 2018 and the council conducted seven similar programmes previously, collaborating with the private sector and non-governmental organisations.

“This year, we conducted two beach clean-up activities at Pantai Batu Layar and Pantai Sungai Rengit in Kota Tinggi.

“We hope the public will help by making sure that the beach is clean every time they visit,” he said, adding that parents could set a good example when they bring their children to public places.

The Clean Johor Programme was introduced by the Johor government on July 2 to create a more attractive, happy and clean state.

The aim is not only to keep the rivers clean but also all other public spaces, including roads and highways.

Meanwhile, in a similar programme, Pasir Gudang mayor Datuk Asman Shah Abd Rahman said Pasir Gudang City Council conducted a public park clean-up in Taman Tasik Bandar Seri Alam.

“This is the second time we conducted this programme this year.

“We hope to be able to provide better and more easily accessible service,” he said.

Asman Shah said the council would also conduct frequent visits to key areas in their zone to ensure the cleanliness level was up to par.

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