MRC Miri to plant 1,000 trees in 2017
MIRI: Malaysia Red Crescent (MRC) Miri Chapter is targeting to plant 1,000 trees in the city by the end of this year.
This is part of the effort to reach the target of 50,000 trees planted by MRC statewide.
According to the first vicechairman of the Malaysian Red Crescent Miri chapter, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, MRC Miri had recently planted 350 trees in Lutong, and yesterday another 250 saplings were planted in Permyjaya.
“This is an ongoing effort by MRC and in Miri we are working together with Miri City Council (MCC) to reach this target,” he said adding that all the trees planted were provided by MCC.
With a total of 600 trees planted up to yesterday, Lee said MRC will look for other suitable places to plant another 400 trees by the end of the year.
“Mass tree planting campaign will become a medium for the society to help make the city area greener and healthier.
“By encouraging the public to plant trees, we are also instilling their love for preserving natural environment,” said Lee at MRC Miri mass tree planting ceremony held at Desa Indah 3, Permyjaya yesterday.
Lee who is also the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture and Senadin assemblyman said the involvement of youths in such programme is in line with the effort to encourage the younger generation to preserve the environment.
Apart from making Miri a greener city, yesterday’s mass tree planting activity was also in conjunction with Malaysia Day.
Present at the event was Councillor Karambir Singh and more than 100 members of MRC Miri chapter.
Lee (standing tenth left) with MRC Miri chapter members during the mass tree planting ceremony yesterday.