BUKIT BINTANG CENTRAL GOTONG ROYONG THEMED “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG 16
BUKIT BINTANG CENTRAL GOTONG ROYONG THEMED “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG 16
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Saturday, 27 April 2019
BUKIT BINTANG CENTRAL GOTONG ROYONG THEMED “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG 16” GRACED BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FEDERAL TERRITORIES, YB DATUK DR SHAHRUDDIN BIN MD SALLEH
Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr Shahruddin bin Md Salleh, Deputy Minister of Federal Territories graced the Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 16”Bersih dan Sejahtera”, at Plaza Low Yat Boulevard on Saturday, 27 April 2019
Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International said “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr Shahruddin bin Md Salleh for taking time off to grace the Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 16 Bersih dan Sejahtera”. Federal Hotels International and our FHI Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur have once again jointly organised together with BBCEC Members, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21 (LA21) the first Gotong Royong this year in 2019. Federal Hotels International and our FHI Hotels will continue our commitment and collaborative efforts working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central area and bring all Malaysians, from young to old, together for a very meaningful cause. Bukit Bintang is the famed tourist belt in Kuala Lumpur, and it is important to continue to boost a clean working and living environment as well as to also spur interaction among the local community and educate our younger generation including students as well our joint responsibility and team work to preserve our environment. Gotong royong is not only on cleaning up the streets but on education and uniting the people, bringing all community from all walks of life coming together as one, working towards the same goal for the benefits of everyone with collaboration between the government and private sectors, in line with the government’s objective to address plastic waste pollution with Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics 2018-2030, helmed by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, and also encouraging consumers to bring their own bag for shopping, and for those buying take-away food to bring their own containers. This will further instil the spirit of promoting Kuala Lumpur a clean and friendly environment. The Bukit Bintang gotong royong is now in its 19thyear in 2019, Federal Hotels International initiated the first Bukit Bintang Gotong Royong in 2001 together with The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur. The objective of the gotong royong then and now is the same as always, aimed to clean up the Bukit Bintang Central area and to educate both the public and students on the importance of keeping our premises in Bukit Bintang and the environment clean and green. Working towards a sustainable environment, promoting our Malaysia spirit of friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central; constantly maintaining and enhancing a consistent safe and clean image of Bukit Bintang to ensure that both locals and tourists alike continue to visit this attractive tourist destination and very popular shopping, dining and entertaining hub in the heart of Kuala Lumpur are the main core value of organising this gotong royong. A Part of our Corporate Social Responsibilities is giving back to the community by nurturing the young as well as our Youth to be part of this very meaningful programme of maintaining and of building a better, cleaner and greener environment together. We take pride that all participants are contributing their time to take part in this massive gotong royong. As Corporate Citizens, Federal Hotels International together and its FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are committed to continue spearheading this initiative of such community service, i.e. to clean-up our beloved Bukit Bintang Central area. Now, our Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Gotong Royong has drawn continuous support and participation from both public, Government Sector and Private Sectors, and on behalf of Federal Hotels International and FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, being one of the participating partners of this Bukit Bintang Central Environmental’s 37th Gotong Royong, we would like to thank all our their supporting partners in making this event successful. We need to put a little more effort together for a better tomorrow. ”
Mr Simon Leong, Senior Area General Manager of Federal Hotels International and Chairman of Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong said “We need to realise that our efforts to become a developed nation will not be achieved or recognised if all we can see are skyscrapers but our rivers are polluted, forests barren and the air we breathe is polluted. In other words, we will only be a successful developed nation when we are capable of ensuring that the conservation and preservation of our environment is in tandem with physical development.” Conserving and preserving the environment is both and individual and collective responsibility and it must be continued regardless as quoted by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YBTun Dr Mahatir Mohamad in his Earth Day message. With the right attitude, 3R methodology and a little more effort from everyone of us now, so the younger and future generations will inherit a better Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole. We are eally humbled and grateful to have such continuous support from all of you this morning to create the awareness of cleanliness and healthy living. This morning’s gotong royong is our 37, since 2001, along with numerous campaigns on the need to manage our waste properly. To learn more on subjects of earth friendly methods of waste management and healthy practices, we have today a number of well qualified partners more than willing to part their knowledge to us and also exhibits their wares produce from recyclable discards. To learn more, do not miss this opportunity to move around the exhibition booths and ask questions. There is a booth offering basic health screening too, courtesy of KPJ Sentosa. While the cleaning is progressing, we will also take this opportunity to equip the next generation with talks and demonstrations to students from several school in the city covering subjects of 3R, waste managements, dance exercise to fitness, health care, dengue prevention and etc. Last but not least, I wish to thank our partners for their continuous support of venue, equipment, logistic, breakfasts, door gifts and lucky draw prizes for this morning’s event”
Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 16 is jointly organised by the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) comprising Hotels, Shopping Complexes, and Authorities. They are as follows:
- Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur; Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia KL, Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar, Pejabat Ahli Parliamen Bukit Bintang; Jabatan Alam Sekitar (WPKL); Jabatan Perancangan Korporat, Jabatan Kebudayaan, Kesenian, Pelancongan dan Sukan, Pejabat Belia dan Sukan Kawan Bukit Bintang; Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang, Jabatan Kejuruteraan Awam & Peangangkutan Bandar, DBKL.
- Federal Hotels International AND FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur; Royal Chulan Bukit Bintang; Melia Kuala Lumpur, Bintang Warisan Hotel, Bukit Bintang Event Spaces (BBES) and Orion Light Sdn Bhd.
- Shopping Mall:
- Plaza Low Yat and Sungei Wang Plaza, and Amoda Building
- Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Consortium Sdn Bhd, Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp); SYABAS – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Tenaga Nasional Bhd;, Yayasan Maumalat Belia, KRT Jalan Angsoka, KPJ Sentosa KL, City Garden, Kampung Malaysia Tambahan, MPP Zone – Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk, Malaysia Association of Environmental Health, ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd – River of Life, Eijau Millennium Explorer, Department of Environment (DOE WPKL), Persatuan Penjaja & Peniaga Jalan Alor Kuala Lumpur, Majlis Perwakilan Penduduk Zon 2, Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan (LESTARI) UKM
- SMK Puteri Titiwangsa Bukit Bintang, SK Jalan Hang Tuah 1, SJKR Nan Kai, Universiti Kebansaan Malaysia – Institut Alam Sekitar & Pembangunan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Institut Professional Baitulmal
- Apple Vacations & Conventions Sdn Bhd, City Garden; Mutiara Villa Condonium; Angkasa Impian, Bukit Bintang Berangan; Ikan Bakar Segar Nur Iman Bayu
About Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong
Established in 2001, Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee started with a few members then, they are namely Federal Hotels International Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Low Yat, Melia hotel, Royale Bintang hotel, Bintang Warisan hotel, Nova Hotel, Sungai Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Hawker’s association of Jalan Alor, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Alam Flora. We embarked the 1st Gotong Royong with about 250 participants. As the years went by, more establishments volunteered their services. BBCEC is 19 years old in 2019 and it was first initiated by Federal Hotels International (FHI) & FHI Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur together with Plaza Low Yat. With accomplishment of total 36 gotong royong since its inception, BBCEC is proud to remain committed towards a good cause. Todate, we have with us over 800 strong participants.
The Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee is committed to regularly meet up once a month, with the representatives from LA21, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Alam Flora to jointly work towards sustainable clean and green environment. BBCEC will continue to organize such gotong royong campaign at least twice a year, with the co-operation and assistance from all parties concerned.
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