Thumbs-up to clean Kuching city

Wee (seated centre second row) with delegates from Association of JCI Senators of South East Asian Nation (Asean) at MBKS complex, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The Association of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senators in Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has regarded Kuching as a very clean city.

The association noted this during a courtesy call on Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng at the MBKS building here yesterday. Wee was flattered by the compliment.

“They are pleased to know that our city is clean and encouraged us to keep it that way,” he said after the courtesy call.

Wee pointed out that Kuching is known for its cleanliness which remains on every visitor’s minds after leaving the city.

“It is not only the council’s role to keep the city clean, but also the people in maintaining that status.”

Wee (seated centre second row) with delegates from Association of JCI Senators of South East Asian Nation (Asean) at MBKS complex, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

On the visit by the JCI delegates, he said that Kuching was very fortunate to host the group of visitors.

“They came in a big group comprising representatives from all parts of the region.

“It is our duty as a city council to welcome and inform them of our future plans for the city.”

Wee hoped that members of the delegation would visit Kuching more often.

“By letting them know about Sarawak as a whole, we can also assist the state in terms of tourism,” he added.

The delegates comprised of JCI senators from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei.

The association was formed for the purposes of promoting fellowship, business and community development, emulating the Asean spirit of fostering better understanding and cooperation within the region.