MRC Miri to plant 1,000 trees in 2017

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY - By Jac­que­line Raphael re­porters@the­bor­neo­

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.

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