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‘Shah Alam Trees For Life 2016’ realises garden city concept

BY LIZAWATI MADFA

SHAH ALAM, AUG 22: As many as 500 trees have been planted around Lembah Bukit SUK recreational park in conjunction with the ‘Shah Alam Trees For Life 2016’ programme.

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Corporate Communications and Public Affairs’ Head Shahrin Ahmad said the programme provides a new image, based on the green-shade concept to the Seksyen 5 area.

He said this was also in line with the aim of Shah Alam becoming a garden city.

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“Among the trees planted were Filicium Decipens (Japanese fern tree) and Salix Babylonica (weeping willow) as well as fruit trees like the Saipan mango, rambutan and chokanan mango.

“We would also like to inculcate a culture of volunteering in the participants, especially youths,” he said in a statement.

In collaboration with UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd, the programme has 350 participants including 100 UMW staff, non-governmental organisations and MBSA staff.

The corporate social responsibility programme was also joined Deputy Mayor Shukri Mohamad Hamin and Head of Group Management Services UMW Muzafar Munzir.

Shahrin said that UMW has given RM10,000 as a form of support and commitment for the programme.

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