LINGGA: A total of 500 mangrove trees have been turned into timber piles to reduce land erosion at an old cemetery near Kampung Lingga.
According to Lingga assemblywoman Simoi Peri, the work was carried out by the villagers beginning today.
“For starters, the Lingga Service Centre provided 500 mangrove logs.
“This is one of our efforts to strengthen the soil structure which reduces erosions in the burial ground,” she said here today.
She said the trees were planted by the village security and development committees (JKKKs) alongside the Kampung Siantan Lingga Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth Wing.
“I was told that afterwards, the work was continued by the JKKKs from Kampung Hilir Lingga, Kampung Hulu Lingga, Kampung Tengah Lingga, Kampung Setia A Lingga, and Kampung Setia B Lingga.
“Thanks to all the JKKKs, members of PBB especially the youth, and residents of Lingga village who have been directly or indirectly involved in today’s gotong-royong activities,” she said.
Simoi added that Lingga’s new burial ground has been in operations since 2014.
However, she refused to see the old burial ground being abandoned and thus, the action was taken.