Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong 2016
BUKIT BINTANG CENTRAL GOTONG ROYONG THEMED “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG 10- YES TO 3R NOW, WE CARE
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Mohd Najib bin Haji Mohd, Pengarah Eksekutif, Perancangan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur graced the Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 10- Yes to 3R Now, We care at Plaza Low Yat Boulevard on Saturday, 6 May 2016 at 7.30am.
Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed J Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 10- Yes to 3R Now, We care is jointly organised by the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) comprising Hotels, Shopping Complexes, Authorities and Hawkers. They are namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Federal Hotels International, Plaza Low Yat, Sungei Wang Plaza, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Metro Hotel, Ansa Hotel and Royal Bintang Hotel.
Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International said “We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Yang Berbahagia Datuk Haji Mohd Najib bin Haji Mohd, Pengarah Eksekutif, Perancangan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur for taking time off to grace the Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 10- Yes to 3R Now, We care. Federal Hotels International Group, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur have once again jointly organised together with BBCEC Member, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21, Ministry of Federal Territories and spearheading the first Gotong Royong this year in 2016 to continue with the commitment of working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central area. Bukit Bintang is the famed tourist belt in Kuala Lumpur, and it is important to continue to boost a clean working and living environment as well as to also spur interaction among the local community and students as well as joint responsibility and team work. The Bukit Bintang gotong royong is now in its 16thyear in 2016, Federal Hotels International initiated the first Bukit Bintang Gotong Royong in 2001 together with The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur. The objective of the gotong royong then and now is aimed to clean up the Bukit Bintang Central area and to educate both the public and students on the importance of keeping our premises in Bukit Bintang and the environment clean and green. Working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the 1Malaysia spirit of friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central; constantly maintaining and enhancing a consistent safe and clean image of Bukit Bintang to ensure that both locals and tourists alike continue to visit this attractive tourist destination and very popular shopping, dining and entertaining hub in the heart of Kuala Lumpur are the main core value of organising this gotong royong. CSR today is part and parcel of our giving back to society, to nurture and aid in the progress of a better and clean environment. We take pride for all the participants in contributing their time to take part in this massive gotong royong.”
Mr Simon Leong, Senior Area General Manager of Federal Hotels International said “This morning’s gotong royong cleaning of Bukit Bintang Central cum “3 R Now, We Care” campaign, is to reinforce the need to sustain cleanliness and 3R practises…, reuse, reduce and recycle to reduce waste in this thriving tourists hub of Bukit Bintang . A green and clean Bukit Bintang will definitely attract more visitors, both domestic and foreign.
Recently the heat is on, and we need to act. Scientists have stressed that the unprecedented temperatures were due to man-made… climate change. But when we feel the heat, as we have in these few months, we have to start to think seriously of the part we play in warming up our planet earth. The wastes we produced has adverse impact on planet earth if not managed with care. We always say, we think of our future generations but many things we do today have long term effects on the environment, make the wise 3 R decision for the future, do it for ourselves now…! and for future generations. Reduce and recycle of waste, means lesser waste to the landfills, less pollution on the air, land, water resources and hopefully…. less heat… and ultimately less electricity bills. Recycle and Reuse is preserving resources for our future generations.
As parents, our behaviour and practises have great influenced over our children, do right or wrong, they feel is right because their parents did it. Please do right and no wrong -3 R now!, we care…. for our mother earth.
We are really grateful to have partners like Alam Flora, Jabatan Alam Sekitar DBKL, Indah Water Konsortium and SW Corp, responding to my calls in conducting talks, on 3R awareness and practises to school children. Also my special thanks to College Antarabangsa Green city, Persatuan Penduduk Kampung Malaysia Tambahan, PTR Raya Permai, Rukun Tetangga Taman Bunga Raya Setapak and Resident association of Taman Paragon Heights to share their experience in 3Rs waste management with us. Please free to move around the booths (On my right) after the clean-up and learn a thing or two from our partners which I am certain will benefit us all.
We wish to congratulate Plaza Low Yat in collaboration with LA 21, Recycling and Organics Sdn Bhd and ICycle Malaysia, who jointly initiated the e waste collection program last year. The collection of e waste to date since May last year, amount to about 3,000 kg and still growing.
We wish to thank our partners for their continuous support of venue, equipment, logistic, breakfasts, door gifts and lucky draw prizes for this morning’s event.
Special thanks to the committee for their input and support during meetings in the run up to this event. we also wish to thank my team from the Federal and Capitol in putting things together for this morning’s event.
But most importantly, my heartfelt thanks to everyone, for your effort in helping us clean up Bukit Bintang Central and hopefully you will start your 3Rs practises as soon as possible if you not done so”
Mr Louis Sebastian, General Manager of The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur said “Our Management and Staff comprising Front Office and Reservation, Finance & Accounts Department, F&B Department, Sales & Marketing, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Banquet as well as Chefs will be participating in this meaningful event. The Federal KL has been practising the 3R – reduce, reuse and recycle concept as we believe it is important to cultivate the healthy environment from home and thus help to sustain the clean environment for future generations. BBCEC Gotong Royong is an ongoing interaction that involve local communities from hotels, to retail and even school children to further promote Gotong Royong spirit. We want to provide better holiday experiences for guests and tourists visit Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur”
As Good Corporate Citizens, Federal Hotels International together and its FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are very pleased to be able to continue spearheading the initiative of such community service, i.e. to clean-up our beloved Bukit Bintang Central area. Now, this BBCEC Gotong Royong has drawn further support and participation from both public, Government Sector and Private Sectors, they are namely Kementrian Wilayah Persekutuan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang DBKL, Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur, SWCorp. Alam Flora Sdn Bhd., Indah Water Consortium, MMC – Gamuda KVMRT (T) SDN BHD, MRT Corp, Yayasan Maumalat Belia, Malaysian Association of Environmental and Health, College Antarabangsa Green City, Megatech International College, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Students and teachers from SMK Desa Mahkota,
On behalf of Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee, and The Federal Kuala Lumpur being the host of the 31st Gotong Royong, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in making this event successful:
· Kementrian Wilayah Persekutuan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang DBKL, Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur, SWCorp. Alam Flora Sdn Bhd., Indah Water Consortium, MMC – Gamuda KVMRT (T) SDN BHD, MRT Corp, Yayasan Maumalat Belia, Malaysian Association of Environmental and Health, Plaza Low Yat, Sungai Wang Plaza, Melia Hotel, Metro Hotel, Ansa Hotel, Royale Bintang Hotel, Federal Hotels International, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur.
About Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong
Established in 2001, Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee started with a few members namely Federal Hotels International Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Low Yat, Melia hotel, Royale Bintang hotel, Bintang Warisan hotel, Nova Hotel, Sungai Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Hawker’s association of Jalan Alor, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Alam Flora. We embarked the 1st Gotong Royong with about 250 participants. As the years went by, more establishments volunteered their services. BBCEC is 15 years old in 2015 with accomplishment of total 30 gotong royong since its inception. BBCEC is proud to remain committed towards a good cause. Todate, we have with us over 800 strong participants.
The Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee is committed to regularly meet up once a month, with the representatives from LA21, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Alam Flora to jointly work towards sustainable clean and green environment. BBCEC will continue to organize such gotong royong campaign at least twice a year, with the co-operation and assistance from all parties concerned.