By Rosli Mansor

Realising the importance of a clean environment, Palazzo Development, a subsidiary of Team Keris Berhad, took the initiative to beautify vacant lands at Taman Ipoh Impian via its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme recently.

Present at the event were 500 people, comprising residents, staff and representatives from the government agencies.

The programme, said Anuar Abu Hassan, Director of Team Keris Berhad, was a collaboration with Ipoh City Council, Perak Drainage and Irrigation Department and Tenaga Nasional Berhad. The cleaning work included beautifying and improving the flow of Sungai Pinji.

“We hope it’ll benefit the community because our objective is to conserve and create an environment that’s suitable for outdoor activities,” he told reporters during a media briefing at the site recently.

Residents and staff cleaned the area around the river which was made an illegal dumpsite by irresponsible parties. LED lights were then installed to light-up the area. It can now be used by the community before it is handed back to the state government.

“Hopefully, this will improve environmental awareness and care for facilities provided for by the local council,” he said.

Some 120 trees were planted along Sungai Pinji at Taman Ipoh Impian, as a part of the CSR programme.