The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin stated that 1,500 trees have been allocated for planting around the city, but more than 5,000 will be projected for planting in the near future.
“This is an initiative by the Ipoh City Council (MBI) to achieve the state government’s call in planting 100 million trees in Perak by 2025 through the Program Penghijauan Malaysia (Greening Malaysia Programme) launched on January 5.
“As one of the local authorities (PBT) in the state, we’ll continue this effort despite the COVID-19 pandemic that’s hitting our country.
“After all, this is also a part of the council’s mission in making Ipoh a Low Carbon City by 2030.”
He told reporters so after launching the community tree-planting programme at a field centering Taman Rishah Indah near Buntong, Ipoh today (January 9).
10 trees of the caesalpinia ferrea (Brazilian ironwood) species were planted as part of the programme helmed by Ipoh City Councillor, Ganasen Athinarayanan. Also present was the state assemblyman (ADUN) for Buntong, Sivasubramaniam Athinarayanan.
“Hopefully, this continual tree-planting project by MBI motivates Ipohites to continue maintaining environmental sustainability, thus improving the country’s ecosystem and biodiversity,” Rumaizi expressed.