Preserve nature with Serba Dinamik

Carolyne Utih

BINTULU: A total of 25 families from Kampung Jepak were chosen to participate in the Environment Preservation 2019 programme organised by Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad (SDHB) in collaboration with Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) starting yesterday, August 25-28.

The inaugural programme held this year is backbone to SDHB’s corporate social responsibility commitment.

During the programme, selected families will receive their own adoptees among the students from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) to remind that all of us have a role to play in the preservation of the environment starting from the management of solid waste.

Among the activities that took place were producing
fertiliser from domestic food waste, Bokashi composting technique, and community services such as gotong-royong.

Talib (third left) and Abdul Kadier (third right) demonstrating the Bokashi technique as a symbolic launch of Environment Preservation 2019 programme.

Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip hoped that the local community will give their fullest support for the activities that will be done in these four days.

He viewed that the production of organic fertiliser from domestic food waste and Bokashi composting technique will benefit the community.

“For villagers with their own garden, they can produce organic fertilisers of their own.

“We can see that the ultimate beneficiary of the programme is not the company but the local community here,” he said when officiating at the programme at Kampung Jepak here yesterday.

SDHB group chairman Abdul Kadier Sahib, who was present also viewed that the programme is a good first step to greater things in terms of raising awareness on the importance of environment preservation.

“All this while we only did in-house awareness campaigns among ours staffs. But then again, the responsibility of preserving the environment falls on everyone’s shoulders in order for it to be effective.”

He hoped that the programme will be well-received in terms of participation for it to have a lasting impact.

BDA general manager Rodziah Morshidi also commended the programme. She viewed that through the programme, locals can be educated on the importance of solid
waste
management.

“This is a long-term effort similar to Taiwan which took 20 years. So, such effort is not easy to undertake.

“For starters, SDHB can focus on fertilisers and maybe the next step for them is to move on to recycling,” she explained.

Rodziah also highlighted that efforts undertaken relies heavily on the participation of the locals.

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