By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Nov 24: A total 2,162.4kg of garbage were collected during the ‘Riverine Adoption Programme’ here today.
The programme, initiated by Miri City Council through its Miri Local Agenda 21, had chosen Kampung Wireless Miri as its first location.
A total of 201 volunteers from 25 agencies and the mass media took part in the programme that kicked off at 7am.
The programme was launched by Miri mayor Adam Yii.
The National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) Miri was named as the top collector with 500kg, followed by drug rehabilitation centre Hornbill Home Miri with 280kg.
Yii, in his opening remarks, said to ensure the sustainability of the Riverine Adoption Programme, his office would adopt another village next month.
He revealed that MCC also planned to hold a ‘Love and River’ Conference at the national and international levels to mobilise ideas and share experiences with other local authorities in Malaysia and outside to rehabilitate Miri River.
“For example, the Melaka River, Singapore Waterfront, and Cheongyecheon River in Seoul Korea are the best benchmarks we can follow,” he said. — DayakDaily