Not only clean and green

A SERIES of activities has been planned to promote Penang beyond the cleaner and greener initiatives.

State Local Government and Traffic Ma­­nagement Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said they hoped to improve the state from safety and health aspects.

“Besides promoting cleaner and greener campaigns, more interactive activities will be held to promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle among Penangites.”

He hoped that Penang would continue to be rated as one of the most liveable cities where its people feel safe all the time, and are healthy.

“We are looking into ways to make public spaces more accessible to the public as well as enhancing the environment in local neighbourhoods.

“The setting up of voluntary patrol units in the state also augurs well for our long-term plan to transform the state into a cleaner, greener, safer and healthier place,” he said.

Chow, who was at the ‘Green Our Home’ project in Macallum Street Ghaut in George Town yesterday, said the local government had done its part such as putting up street lights, railings and street furniture which are conducive.

More than 150 people, including Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Lau Keng Ee and Penang Municipal councillor Teh Lai Heng, joined Chow at the event before they threw 6,000 mudballs into the sea near the Tow Boo Keong Kew Ong Tai Tay Temple in George Town.

The mudballs were sponsored Penang Municipal councillor Tay Leong Seng.

Before the event began, the participants also took part in a lymphatic exercise.

Among those spotted at the event was technician Chew Chin Kok, 42, who came with his son Shang Yuan, six, and daughter Yee Chien, eight.

“It feels good to be involved in such a healthy activity and the green initiative. In fact, it was my son who woke me up to take part in this event.

“I hope to cultivate them from young, so that they care for Mother Nature,” he said.

Source: The Star

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