Three houses in Kuala Dipang, which were completely destroyed during last year’s flood, will be rebuilt immediately. The good news was conveyed to Ipoh Echo by the Chief Financial Officer of Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU), Hairul Anuar Mohamad Noor during a voluntary service programme in Kampar recently.
The programme was conducted by some 200 volunteers from the foundation’s IBU (Ikon Bina Upaya) team. They, along with members of the public, did a “gotong royong” to clean up the town beginning from their assembly point at the Methodist (ACS) School, Kampar and ending at the Kuala Dipang bridge. The bridge was given a fresh coat of paint by the volunteers. “Besides sprucing up the area we’ve also erected a notice board warning visitors the susceptibility of Kuala Dipang to floods,” said Hairul.
The area cleaning and posting of signage were part of a directive from the Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir to the foundation. “It’s the government’s social responsibility to the people and we’re here to implement it,” Hairul remarked. He later distributed food parcels to 150 villagers of Kuala Dipang who had gathered to assist in the “gotong royong”. Hairul was pleased with the villagers’ keen participation. “It’s not only encouraging but inspiring too.”