CREATING CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT: Alam Flora has identified areas to be cleaned under its Gerak Tumpu cleanliness campaign
THIRTY-TWO dirty areas in the city have been identified by Alam Flora Sdn Bhd for its gotong-royong campaign called Gerak Tumpu.
The campaign which started last year was meant to create a clean and conducive environment for the residents.
Alam Flora Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Mohd Zain Hassan said: "We want to reduce the garbage woes so that it will be more conducive to live in."
He said this after the Gerak Tumpu event in Jinjang Utara last Saturday.
He said the clean-up programme had been held in Kampung Baru, Brickfields and Kuantan in Pahang.
"Wangsa Maju and Kepong Baru are our next stops," he said.
The campaign involves the cleaning of closed drains using vacall machines, pruning trees, clearing undergrowth, painting of iron fences and cleaning stalls and industrial areas.
During the Gerak Tumpu event in Jinjang Utara, 155 workers from Alam Flora, Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation, City Hall, Residents' Association, police and Fire and Rescue Department took part in cleaning up the residential area and stalls.
One of the residents, Yat Tai Liang said she welcomed such effort by Alam Flora.
"We can keep our compound clean but it is very difficult for us to clean the covered drainage as we do not have proper equipment.
"We are thankful that Alam Flora has come to help us," she said.
Meanwhile, Zain advised residents to make full use of the free rubbish bins distributed by Alam Flora.
"We learnt that many residents were reluctant to use the bins because they are new while some even use them to store rice or water."