300 cyclists take part in Enviro Ride

From left, front: State DOE Deputy Director (Operation) Amirul Aripin, State DOE Director Mohd Hidzir Bakar, Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung, Sarawak Energy Manager for Environment Mahmood Long and State DOE Deputy Director (Development) Mohamad Zaihan Lek with the cyclists before the flag-off.

KUCHING, Oct 21: Sarawak Energy and the state Department of Environment (DOE) jointly held the Enviro Ride cycling event today, attracting around 300 cyclists in conjunction with the state-level National Environment Day 2017.

Themed “Alam Sekitar Tanggungjawab Bersama”, the event which was aimed at building commitment towards caring for the environment saw cyclists covering a distance of 30 kilometres around the city area.

Among the objectives of the event were promoting cycling as an alternative mode of transportation that is environmentally friendly as well as to enhance cooperation between the government and corporate sector towards the common vision of conserving and rehabilitating the environment.

The event was flagged off by Sarawak Energy Group chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung and state DOE director Mohd Hidzir Bakar at Menara Sarawak Energy here. Also present were DOE’s deputy directors Amirul Aripin and Mohamad Zaihan Lek, and Sarawak Energy manager for environment Mahmood Long.

Cyclists set off for the Enviro Ride event.

In his speech, Lu said Sarawak Energy is glad to be part of the state-level Environment Day 2017 as environmental conservation and management is one of the four pillars under the company’s social investment and community development framework.

“We are committed to sustainable development at all levels of our business as we believe that sustainable development is a shared responsibility requiring long term and continuous commitment. In achieving this, we will continue to work closely with various government agencies, corporations and non-governmental bodies to ensure good management practices on our part.”

Working together with other governmental and non-governmental agencies, Sarawak Energy through its Environment Division has rolled out a series of environmental awareness programmes to enhance environmental citizenship among school children, youth, and the general public and also among its employees.

These programmes include tree planting activities with school children, youth and villagers at Kampung Masjid at Kuala Baram, Miri in conjunction with World Wetlands Day 2017; a Safety, Health and Environment Week campaign which featured talks on the environment by DOE and NREB; Household E-Waste Take Back Programme; Environmental Communication, Education and Public Awareness Programme (CEPA) for School Students from SMK Petra Jaya at Matang Wildlife Centre; a Green Run and a Green Photography competition. — DayakDaily