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From the left: Yang Berbahagia Tuan Mohd Hasry bin Nor Mohd A.M.S., MR D.I.Y. Group Chairman, Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias

On the 23rd November 2021, largest home improvement retailer MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad (“MR. D.I.Y.”) together with the Majlis Perbandaran Hulu Selangor (MPHS) joined hands to revive the Sungai Kedondong. This allows visitors to safely return and rejoice their favorite recreational spot as it is now open for recreational activities.

80 volunteers which was consisted of Forestry Department (Jabatan Perhutanan), the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS), the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA), the Malaysia Civil Defense Department (JPAM) as well as the Orang Asli community from Kampung Songkok. showed up for 2 hours by cleaning the river and performing beautification works on the infrastructure at the recreational area. MR. D.I.Y. and MPHS also planted several signages in the area to remind visitors to always keep the area clean.

Opening the event, MR D.I.Y. Group Chairman, Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias said, “As a homegrown retailer, MR. D.I.Y. wants to support local councils and businesses as they open up. It’s not just about work, school, and retail, it’s also about ensuring our tourists’ attraction spots are clean and prepped to welcome visitors.”

“MR D.I.Y. is happy to be able to work with MPHS to organize this clean-up, to keep the area clean, and signages to remind visitors to maintain the area. This is one of the many ways we are supporting Malaysia and Malaysians as we return to the ‘new normal’. Also, kudos to all the volunteers for spearheading the clean-up operation,” added Dato’ Azlam.

From the left: Nurul Huda Ahmad Khairudin, Azlina Mokhtar, Tuan Mohd Hasry bin Nor Mohd A.M.S., Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias, Adrian Ong and Henry Woon.

Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Hulu Selangor (MPHS), Yang Berbahagia Tuan Mohd Hasry bin Nor Mohd A.M.S., said, “Majlis Perbandaran Hulu Selangor (MPHS) is pleased with the support from MR. D.I.Y. Since the reopening of tourism activities, the recreational spots in Hulu Selangor have attracted many visitors on weekends, including Sg. Kedondong. However, this also brought about littering problems and they have caused inconvenience to other visitors. Thanks to the volunteers, we were able to restore the cleanliness of Sg. Kedondong today. In the long-run, we hope the public will share the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness at Sg. Kedondong, so that the efforts of our volunteers today are made worthwhile.”

He added MPHS is committed to making Hulu Selangor a low carbon city by 2030 by implementing sustainable practices. Today’s program was an effort of the council to achieve the 17th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) by the United Nations – Partnership for the Goals.

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