Kuching North and South mayors attend AFHC meeting in Seoul

Wee (third right) and Junaidi (fourth right) in a group photo with members of the steering committee.

KUCHING, Sept 24: Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng and Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) mayor Datu Junaidi Reduan attended the Alliance For Healthy Cities (AFHC) Steering Committee Business Meeting in Seoul yesterday.

According to a press release, DBKU and MBKS adopted the Healthy Cities concept 24 years ago. Kuching City is a founding member of the AFHC and hosted the inaugural Alliance Cities Conference in 2004. Since then, the Healthy Cities Concept and Shanghai Consensus on Healthy Cities 2016 have become part of the guidelines in the urban planning and development in Kuching City.

Kuching City also hosted the 8th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities in October last year.

Kuching City has always aimed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – Good Health for All, and Sustainable Development (SDG) Goal 11 – Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable.

The Sarawak government is committed towards all healthy cities initiatives as it plans for and develops Kuching City into a space that nurtures community cohesiveness and progressively transforms into a liveable and sustainable city of the future. — DayakDaily