The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) welcomes the effort to assist the state government in realising the Perak Greenprint as well as the environmental sustainability goals.
Yang Dipertua of MPT, Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir highlighted that the objective of the implementation of Perak Greenprint is to promote awareness among the Perakeans, especially the community in Larut, Matang and Selama District (LMS) towards the impacts of climate change.
“The Perak Greenprint initiative is hoped to drive and encourage all agencies and LMS residents to plant more trees to overcome the issue of climate change.
“Environmental sustainability is not solely the responsibility of local authorities (PBT) or certain agencies; every individual has a respective role in order to achieve the sustainable development goals,” he told the media at the recent LMS District-Level Local Fruit Tree Seedlings Presentation Program.
Also present was Larut, Matang and Selama District Officer, Mohamed Akmal Dahalan.
Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah had said that 100 thousand trees should be planted in all districts and PBT of Perak. Hence, the handover ceremony of the tree seedlings was a follow-up to his order.
Thus, the state government decided to hold a campaign under the Perak Greenprint entitled ‘Perak My Green Home’ in all state government agencies.
A total of 26 agencies including six from the LMS District government were selected to receive the tree seedlings.
According to Khairul Amir, MPT targeted a total of 6,500 trees which consists of seven species of local fruit trees to be planted in LMS District. Among them are Durio Ziberthinus (durian), Nephelium Lappaceum (rambutan), Mangifera Indica (mango), Psidium Guajava (Guava), Artocarpus Champeden (cempedak), Nephelium Mutabile (pulasan) and Spondias Cytherea (kedondong).
“The selection of seedlings is ideal as it could green the Perak state as well as benefit each receiver in the long run,” he added.