PelabuhanTanjung Pelepas (PTP), a member of MMC Group, together with Lembaga Pelabuhan Johor (LPJ) continues to make impactful change and bring joy to the Gelang Patah community by organising the annual Tijarah Ramadan Programme from 11th to 14th May 2020.
The CSR based event was organised as part of a collaboration effort by the involved organisations to support and give assistance to those who come from unprivileged and disadvantaged families, especially those who are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the fasting month.
This year, a group of 170 identified families from 5 villages namely; Kampung Pok, Kampung Ladang, Kampung Tanjung Adang, Kampung Pekajang and Kampung Tiram Duku in Mukim Tanjung Kupang Gelang Patah area received the special aid in the form of cash donation and essential goods.
LPJ General Manager, Muhammad Razif Bin Ahmad remarked that the collaboration between the government authority and local conglomerate like MMC Corporation Berhad and port operator like PTP is much commended as it demonstrated the best synergy between private business entity and government authority in spurring the economic growth of the state and nation as well as in alleviating the standard of living amongst the community through its various outreach programmes.
“As the port grows and continues to be successful, it is important that the community surrounding it is not forgotten,” he added.
Reflecting his LPJ counterpart, PTP Chief Executive Officer, Marco Neelsen remarked that this year, the Tijarah Ramadan Programme brings us closer to the local community since it coincides with the COVID-19 crisis.
“With the threat of COVID 19 still looming, our 25 CSR volunteers PTP and LPJ worked closely with the village representatives in distributing the aid to recipients without jeopardizing their safety. It was important for all of us involved to swiftly respond, commit and contribute to this crisis. We pulled all stops to ensure the aid was procured quickly and transported in a timely and safe manner,” added him.
Tanjung Kupang Head of Mukim, Mohamad Faiz bin Mohd Pandi extends his gratitude that the local community have towards MMC, PTP & LPJ for continuously supporting the local villagers especially during this festive season and COVID-19 pandemic.
Alimah Binti Arsat, a single mother from Kampung Tiram Duku said she was delighted to receive donations from PTP & JLPJ as it will greatly help her preparation for the upcoming Hari Raya.
Throughout the years, PTP has been actively conducting various CSR efforts which cater to Gelang Patah community such as providing Container Library for SK Ladang Pendas, English Class tuitions for secondary students, UPSR & SPM motivational camp, Back to School Programme, Gotong Royong activities, Bubur Lambuk Distribution and many more.