DBKU aims to plant 1,000 trees this year

Posted on : 29 Jan 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Abang Johari receives a tree sapling from Ariffin (right) as a token of appreciation. Also seen is Abdul Wahap.

KUCHING: Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) has set a target to plant 1,000 tree saplings this year as part of its efforts to preserve the greenery in the city.

Apart from that, the council is also aiming for 70 per cent of its area of jurisdiction to remain as ‘green areas’.

Its mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai said DBKU has set a Key Performance Index (KPI) whereby for every tree felled under its jurisdiction, the council will replace it by planting three more trees.

“This move is crucial for us to preserve the environment and greenery of Kuching city,” he said at the ‘#MA Tree Planting @ Muara Tebas’ programme which was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari at Jalan Kampung Muara Tebas, Sungai Buda Besar near here yesterday.

Abdul Wahap greets Abang Johari upon his arrival at
Jalan Kampung Muara Tebas.

On the programme, Abdul Wahap said around 2,000 trees of various species will be planted as part of efforts to preserve and conserve the green environment of Muara Tebas.

“This tree planting programme is in line with DBKU’s CBS (Clean, Beautiful, Safe) Enhancement Plan.”

The tree saplings that were planted included ‘Rhu Laut’, ‘Rhu Ronang’, ‘Meranti Langgai’, ‘Meranti Sarang Punai’, ‘Meranti Merah’, ‘Kapur Bukit’, ‘Kapur Kelansau’, ‘Bintangor Putih’ and ‘Nyatoh Rian’.

The tree saplings were contributed by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).

The ‘#MA Tree Planting @ Muara Tebas’ programme is part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) mooted by several corporate figures including Abang Dato Paduka Ariffin Abang Bohan in collaboration with FRIM and DBKU.