24 October 2023, Ulu Langat
A team of 200 volunteers from the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project together with local community leaders participated in a ‘gotong-royong’ at the Hutlista 2 recreational park in conjunction with the National Environment Day celebration.
A total of 25 trash bags were collected during the ‘gotong-royong’ . The event was not just about community service, it also marked the launch of the ‘#OurRiver, Together We Preserve’ program which is dedicated to preserving rivers and their ecosystems, ensuring they remain free from pollution.
In collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE) Selangor, this program aims to engage in activities that will safeguard our precious rivers. It is a noble effort to raise public awareness about the critical role that rivers play in the lives of humans and other organisms. Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities, and protecting them is of utmost importance.
So, as we celebrate National Environment Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the remarkable efforts of these volunteers and the commitment of the ECRL Project. Through their unwavering dedication, protecting our environment is a collective responsibility, safeguarding the rivers from the insidious threat of pollution.