RUBBERISED CYCLE LANES A WAY FORWARD
It will create demand for rubber, benefit smallholders
THE Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry hopes that rubberised cycle lanes can be implemented in the future.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, said as the country was constructing rubberised roads, rubberised cycle lanes should also be a way forward.
“I hope there will be rubberised cycle lanes.
“However, it depends on the outcome of the pilot projects of the rubberised roads,” he said at the MalaysiaHatyai “Compassionate Cycling Project” in Puchong yesterday.
He said the move would create sustainable demand for rubber, and benefit some 440,000 rubber smallholders.
Three rubberised road projects at three sites are being carried out in Selangor and Negri Sembilan.
Twenty-two cyclists participated in the charity cycling project.
Starting at the Puchong Business Park on Feb 23, the cyclists, from Team Nato and Storck Club Malaysia, completed a 717km journey to Hatyai, Thailand.
Cyclist Paul Phuah, 36, said the charity ride raised RM50,000, which will be donated to charity homes.
“The ride was to promote a healthy lifestyle through cycling, as well as doing our bit for those in need.
“We are planning to do a similar ride in future, maybe up to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to raise more funds.”
Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong