By: Zaki Salleh
IPOH – Five strategies towards creating a ‘Malaysia Madani Quality Landscape’ was outlined by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the cultivation of a quality municipal landscape.
It is to form a progressive and prosperous Malaysian community in line with the aspirations of ‘Malaysia Madani’
The five cores are establishing and promoting a quality landscape network system in Malaysia so that it can be utilized comprehensively.
Another thrust is the protection of natural landscape resources and high-value landscape assets and the generation of economic value for the landscape industry.
Next is streamlining the quality of landscape services and making landscapes, parks and green spaces a container of unity.
The Prime Minister outlined the core during his speech officiating the National Landscape Day Celebration 2023 (HLN2023) which took place at Taman D.R. Seenivasagam this morning.
“The ethics of appreciating the landscape will be fertile as a culture of Malaysian society’s life so that balanced and harmonious national development can be enjoyed by all levels of society.
“The variety of programs is cultural landscape in addition to educational elements oriented towards the landscape and the environment should be intensified and expanded to attract the interest of the young generation of Malaysia in particular.
“I hope that the organization of the Day celebration of The National Landscape today will be a window to our common agreement,” he said in the speech.
The organization of HLN 2023 aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the landscape in addition to spreading the importance of the landscape through a comprehensive landscape development program.
It is also to achieve the vision of the Most Beautiful Park Country in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Landscape Policy.
The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Local Government Development, Nga Kor Ming and the Minister of Human Resources, V. Sivakumar.
The celebration was also enlivened with the involvement of landscape-focused exhibitions as well as the participation of 14 local authorities in Perak.