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‘Adopt dirty areas to keep Miri city clean’
Tarikh : 12 Mar 2019  Sumber Berita: "The Borneo Post"
‘Adopt dirty areas to keep Miri city clean’

Dr Uma (standing, ninth left) and the volunteers in a photo call after their latest clean-up effort.

MIRI: Consistent efforts to keep the city clean, with the aim of becoming the ‘most liveable resort city’, will require the ‘adoption’ of areas identified as in need of cleaning.

Former Miri Hospital director Dr Uma Devi said activities such as picking up waste as well as beach cleaning needs to be done regularly, and called on more volunteers to take part.

“It would be great if government departments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), companies or schools can adopt certain potentially dirty areas, be it the land or the beaches, and do some regular clean-ups.

“It’s important that we have a clean city as it will leave a good impression, especially for tourists,” she told The Borneo Post when contacted yesterday.

‘Adopt dirty areas to keep Miri city clean’

Dr Uma (at rear) and others collect discarded plastic bottles and other waste from a drain.

She said such clean-up activities need not necessarily take much time – as little as 30 minutes will suffice – adding the more people taking part, the cleaner the city will be. This would also a way to educate our younger generation to care for the environment, she pointed out.

Dr Uma has been regularly carrying out such activities at various commercial centres here. Over the past weekend, she was joined by a group of volunteers of different backgrounds.

“Some have been consistently joining me, such as Gavin Ghia Mattu and his friends from Warmonger Gym, Malaysian Red Crescent members and also those from the Industrial Training Institute (ILP).

“I am also grateful to Councillor Karambir Singh for taking the time to help out, along with members of Lions Club of Miri Host and Leo Club of Pei Min led by John Ling.”

The group latest endevour saw them collect bags of rubbish along the side of the Telekom Malaysia building near Permaisuri Imperial City Mall.