MCC pro­grammes en­sures sus­tain­abil­ity of river cam­paign

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MIRI: Miri City Coun­cil (MCC) has var­i­ous pro­grammes to en­sure sus­tain­abil­ity of its ‘Love Our River’ cam­paign to clean up Miri river.

Coun­cil sec­re­tary Mor­shidi Fredrick said the cam­paign launched by MCC un­der Miri Lo­cal Agenda 21 (LA21) was ini­ti­ated fol­low­ing re­cent neg­a­tive me­dia re­ports about lit­ter in Miri river and on its beaches.

“River­ine Adop­tion is one of our pro­grammes where non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions adopt river­bank vil­lages to run on-go­ing clean­li­ness ac­tiv­i­ties with vil­lagers,” he said while of­fi­ci­at­ing at Miri Lo­cal Agenda 21 Vil­lage Adop­tion Award 2016/2017 at Dy­nasty Ho­tel yes­ter­day.

Mor­shidi said par­tic­i­pa­tion from the peo­ple is vi­tal for the suc­cess of the cam­paign.

“We do not want Miri river to be con­tin­u­ally pol­luted by ir­re­spon­si­ble lit­ter bugs,” he said.

Later at the func­tion, he pre­sented the Best Vil­lage award of RM800 cash, a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate to Kam­pung Pu­lau Me­layu.

Kam­pung Lusut Jaya 5 and Kam­pung Ne­layan Bakam which won se­cond and third place re­ceived RM500 and RM300 re­spec­tively be­sides a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate each.

Cash prizes of RM100, tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate were given to con­so­la­tion prize win­ners of Kam­pung Bi­dayuh Lusut, Kam­pung Lereng Bukit, Kam­pung Pi­asau Utara, Kam­pung Bakamr, Kam­pung Pengkalan Lu­tong, Kam­pung Pu­jut Adong/ Tan­jong Batu, Pi­asau Jaya 2, Rh Jarek, Rh. Ling­gie, Rh Nunong and Rh Samin.

Mor­shidi (back row third right) and oth­ers with win­ners of Best Vil­lage awards.

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