BENTONG: MAGNUM Corporation recently organised a river clean-up with the theme “Green Revival — Save The Earth” at Sungai Bentong here.
More than 200 volunteers made up of students, members of the local community and Magnum volunteers threw mud balls into the river to clear the pollution in it.
The river clean-up activity gave the volunteers an in depth account on the functions of the mud balls in treating pollution and improving the water quality.
About 10,000 pieces of mud balls made up of eco-enzymes, clay soil and rice husks were thrown into the river.
According to Mohammad Kamal Redzuan Kamarudin, an engineer from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage, the index for Bentong river was 11.2 when tested.
This reading has exceeded the standard ratio of 0 to 4.9.
“Bentong river was a crystal clear river 30 years ago but it became polluted over the years. We hope to restore the river to its pristine state for the future generations through this mud ball treatment,” said Magnum 4D Bhd head of National Operations Datuk Chan Chee Fai, who also hails from Bentong.