KUCHING, Dec 13: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has added the JCI Malaysia Sustainable Development Award 2021 to its list of achievements.
MBKS won the award for its own Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Project on ‘Let’s Recycle Together’ under ‘Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production’.
The competition was organised by JCI Malaysia and was participated by city councils, companies, schools, and associations from all over Malaysia.
“Recycling requires participation from every layer of society, regardless of age, race, culture, religion or status.
“Bearing this in mind, MBKS initiated this long-term recycling project to allow the community at large to be able to participate towards achieving sustainable development in the City of Kuching South,” said the council in a statement.
The statement also said that through these efforts, MBKS can reduce its waste sent to landfills, conserve natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals, sustain the environment for future generations, and help create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing sectors in Kuching.
“MBKS will continue to encourage and promote positive and strong community participation and commitment for Let’s Recycle Together programmes, which in turn contribute towards a healthy, united and sustainable city,” said the statement.
It also added that MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng thanked council staff members, respective agencies, and all parties who played a role in making the awards and recognitions earned possible.
“The participation and continuous support from all parties are necessary to ensure that these projects will be able to sustain and maintain well into the future.
“We need to word hand in hand to achieve our goal which is to build and create a liveable Kuching city. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said the statement.
Earlier in November, Kuching City was recognised as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of Gastronomy — a milestone achievement not only for MBKS and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), but also for Kuching City and Sarawak as a whole.
Besides that, MBKS has also been selected as one of the cities in Malaysia to receive the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (2022-2024) at the national level, which is another milestone achievement for MBKS to keep moving forward and support the State’s tourism industry. — DayakDaily