In conjunction with World Earth Day 2022, a total of five Tecoma trees or known as “Sakura Malaysia” were planted along the Kinta River at Kinta Riverwalk today.
President for Lions Club of Perak Silver State, Dato’ Yeoh Moh Chai said the Tecoma trees can attract tourists when they are in full bloom, besides greening the environment.
“The trees will bloom twice a year, like the Sakura trees in Japan. Besides beautifying the Kinta River, it is also in line with the Ipoh City Council’s (MBI) mission towards making Ipoh a Low Carbon City by 2030.
“The location where the trees are planted is also in conjunction with the organisation of the Lions Club convention in Ipoh that will be attended by 500 delegates from around the world.
“In conjunction with Earth Day, we introduced ‘eco bricks’ involving the usage of recycled plastics. The used plastics are packed into water bottles which can be used to fence the plants.”
With the theme “Greening the Earth to Save Future Generations”, a total of 624 ‘eco bricks’ were contributed by the students of SMK Perempuan Ipoh.
Organised by Lions Club of Perak Silver State in collaboration with MBI, the programme was launched by Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin.
Present were Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud; Kinta District Officer, Meor Hezbullah Meor Abd Malik; MBI Council Member, Richard Ng; head of the parent–teacher association of SMK Raja Perempuan Ipoh, Mohd Syahrizal Azmi and Principal of SMK Raja Perempuan Ipoh, Wiza Rozahrin Mohamed Radzi.
Mohd Akmal also presented certificates of appreciation to the students and NGOs who made the programme a success.