MBJB Keeping Tabs on Green Programmes

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Aamran (second from left) plants a tree during the World Town Planning day 2019 themed Pledge and Plant the Tree at Taman Eko Flora Community Centre. With him is Chang (right) – Photo by The Star

MBJB aims to maintain planting trees and promote green living

The Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) is planning to plant more trees in its surroundings as part of its Pledge and Plant the Tree programme this year.

The Star reported that MBJB Mayor Datuk Amran A. Rahman said MBJB had planted 155 trees in collaboration with Eco World Development Group Bhd and Malaysian Institute of Planners.

“The state government aims to nurture sustainable development and turn the state into a low-carbon city.

“The 155 trees were planted around Taman Eko Flora while another 140 trees will be planted at Hutan Bandar MBJB and Taman Bunga Raya MBJB,” he said in his speech at the World Town Planning Day 2019 themed Pledge and Plant The Tree at Taman Eko Flora Community Centre.

The Mayor added that MBJB has planted 11,000 trees every year as part of its green initiative programme. “For this year we have planted 7,997 trees so far,” he said.

MBJB had successfully carried out 189 out of 247 programmes planned under its Low Carbon Society Action Plan 2025.

Meanwhile, at the Taman Eko Flora Community Centre, Eco World president and CEO Datuk Chang Khim Wah said the community centre was built last year at a cost of RM10.5mil.

“It has been handed over to MBJB to manage. It took about seven months to construct and is expected to serve over 500 people at one time.

The centre offers an impressive array of facilities such as tennis, sepak takraw, basketball, football, squash and badminton courts as well as gymnasium and a surau,” said Datuk Chang.