Greening M’sia from end to end

Cyclists being flagged off at Tanjung Piai National Park in Pontian, Johor. — Photos: Bernama

A Green Cycling Unity Tour Programme organised in conjunction with World Forestry Day 2024 celebration was flagged off in Tanjung Piai, Johor, and ended in Perlis.

In a statement, Perlis Forestry Department said the 1,000km tour also coincided with Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail’s 81st birthday celebration.

Organised by Perlis State Forestry Department in collaboration with Pertubuhan Nadi Sihat, the tour traversed nine states – Johor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis, according to a Bernama report.

The ride, averaging 100km per day, was supported by the Perlis government, Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Ministry (NRES), National Unity Ministry, Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department (JPSM) and state forestry departments.

“The tour aims to promote the Malaysia Greening Campaign with tree-planting activities by participants and volunteers at each stop in every state,” it said.

Salim (second from left), with Ag Shaffieaz (right), handing over a mangrove  sapling to be planted in Perlis, to Pertubuhan Nadi Sihat chairman Azlina Aziz. — Photos: BernamaSalim (second from left), with Ag Shaffieaz (right), handing over a mangrove sapling to be planted in Perlis, to Pertubuhan Nadi Sihat chairman Azlina Aziz. — Photos: Bernama

The programme also aimed to promote Visit Perlis Year with tourism brochures distributed along the cycling route.

A total of 110 mangrove trees were planted in the Tanjung Piai National Park by 60 participants from Johor Engineering Matriculation College, Tanjung Piai Community College and Malaysian Nature Society.

Additionally, 20 participants from Perlis Forestry Department, Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) and Pertubuhan Nadi Sihat joined the cycling tour.

Also present were Perlis Forestry director Ag Shaffie Ag Ahmadni, Johor Forestry director Datuk Salim Aman, Johor National Parks Corporation director Taufik Bahar, Pontian Municipal Council president Razak Khalid and Pontian District Unity officer Musa Othman.

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