Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong Themed “Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 17
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Saturday, 12 October 2019
BUKIT BINTANG CENTRAL GOTONG ROYONG THEMED “JOM BERSIH BUKIT BINTANG 17” GRACED BY YB TUAN KHALID BIN ABD SAMAD, MINITER OF FEDERAL TERRITORIES
Yang Berhormat Tuan Khalid bin Abd Samad, Minister of Federal Territories graced the Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 17 Sayangi Bukit Bintang”, at Plaza Low Yat Boulevard on Saturday, 12 October 2019.
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 Berhormat Tuan Khalid bin Abd Samad for taking time off to grace the Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 17 Sayangi Bukit Bintang”. Federal Hotels International and our FHI Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur have once again jointly organised together with BBCEC Members, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Local Agenda 21 (LA21) the second Gotong Royong this year in 2019. Federal Hotels International and our FHI Hotels will continue our commitment and collaborative efforts working towards a sustainable environment, promoting the friendly neighbourhood in Bukit Bintang Central area and bring all Malaysians, from young to old, together for a very meaningful cause. 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 educate our younger generation including students as well our joint responsibility and team work to preserve our environment. Gotong royong is not only on cleaning up the streets but on education and uniting the people, bringing all community from all walks of life coming together as one, working towards the same goal for the benefits of everyone with collaboration between the government and private sectors, in line with the government’s objective to address plastic waste pollution with Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics 2018-2030, helmed by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, and also encouraging consumers to bring their own bag for shopping, and for those buying take-away food to bring their own containers. This will further instil the spirit of promoting Kuala Lumpur a clean and friendly environment. The Bukit Bintang gotong royong is now in its 19thyear in 2019, 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 the same as always, 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 our Malaysia 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. A Part of our Corporate Social Responsibilities is giving back to the community by nurturing the young as well as our Youth to be part of this very meaningful programme of maintaining and of building a better, cleaner and greener environment together. We take pride that all participants are contributing their time to take part in this massive gotong royong. As Corporate Citizens, Federal Hotels International together and its FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are committed to continue spearheading this initiative of such community service, i.e. to clean-up our beloved Bukit Bintang Central area. Now, our Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Gotong Royong has drawn continuous support and participation from both public, Government Sector and Private Sectors, and on behalf of Federal Hotels International and FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, being one of the participating partners of this Bukit Bintang Central Environmental’s 38th Gotong Royong, we would like to thank all our their supporting partners in making this event successful. We need to put a little more effort together for a better tomorrow. ”
Mr Simon Leong, Senior Area General Manager of Federal Hotels International and Chairman of Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong said “I’m really honour and grateful to have such overwhelming support from all of you in this morning’s gotong royong, cleaning of Bukit Bintang Central. This morning’s gotong royong is our 38 edition, since 2001. The Bukit Bintang Central environmental Committee in collaboration with Kementrain Wilayah Persekutuan, DBKL, SWcorp, Alam Flora, IWK, Air Selangor, Partners of LA21 Kuala Lumpur and your support have achieved quite a lot in term of cleanliness in Bukit Bintang Central, not only during gotong royong days, which we do twice a year. With periodical multilateral consultations between the local community, local authorities and service providers, we have seen improvements year by year, but there are still plenty of rooms for improvements. Most of you will agreed with me, enough have been said about proper waste management. The question is, are we doing enough? Many conveniences comes with waste. Your packed breakfast, lunch, tea snacks or dinner produced lots of single used plastic waste. Ever consider using a reusable container? If you have not, is never too late to start irrespective of your age to reduce waste. We have today a number of qualified partners to share their knowledge on waste management. To learn more, do not miss this opportunity to move around the exhibition booths and feel free to ask questions. As cleanliness and health are very much related, there is also a booth offering basic health screening, courtesy of KPJ Sentosa specialist hospital. While the cleaning is progressing, we will also take this opportunity to equip the younger generations with talks and demonstrations to students from several school in the city covering subjects on waste managements, first aid, dance exercise, health care and dengue prevention. Last but not least, I 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.
Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong themed Jom Bersih Bukit Bintang 17 is jointly organised by the Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee (BBCEC) comprising Hotels, Shopping Complexes, and Authorities. They are as follows:
- Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur- Jabatan Pembangunan Komuniti dan Kesejahteraan Bandar, Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Parlimen Bukit Bintang; Jabatan Kesihatan & Alam Sekitar – Unit Alam Sekitar; Jabatan Perancangan Korporat; Pejabat Belia dan Sukan Kawasan Bukit Bintang; Pejabat Cawangan Bukit Bintang; Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur;
- Federal Hotels International AND FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur; Royal Chulan Bukit Bintang; Melia Kuala Lumpur, Bintang Warisan Hotel, Bukit Bintang Event Spaces (BBES) and Orion Light Sdn Bhd.
- Shopping Mall:
- Plaza Low Yat; Sungei Wang Plaza and Amoda Building.
- Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Consortium Sdn Bhd, Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp); SYABAS – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, Tenaga Nasional Bhd;, Yayasan Maumalat Belia, KRT Jalan Angsoka, KPJ Sentosa KL, Malaysia Association of Environmental Health, ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd – River of Life, Eijau Millennium Explorer, Department of Environment (DOE WPKL), and Persatuan Penjaja & Peniaga Jalan Alor Kuala Lumpur.
- SK Dato Abu Bakar, SK Methodist (L) Jalan Hang Jebat, SRK ( C) Nankai; SMK Raja Ali, SK Bandar Baru Sentul, SMK Bandar Baru Sentul and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Institut Alam Sekitar, Spektrum International College, Megatech College, Universiti Teknologi Mara Seremban and Pembangunan (Lestari) UKM.
- Apple Vacations & Conventions Sdn Bhd, Ikan Bakar Segar Nur Iman Bayu
About Bukit Bintang Central Gotong Royong
Established in 2001, Bukit Bintang Central Environmental Committee started with a few members then, they are 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 19 years old in 2019 and it was first initiated by Federal Hotels International (FHI) & FHI Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur together with Plaza Low Yat. With accomplishment of total 37 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.
Gotong Royong covers the areas of Zone 1 to Zone 4:
- Zone 1 – Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Nagasari, Jln Berangan, Jalan Asoka
- Zone 2 – Jalan Alor, Jln Bukit Bintang & Jln Rembia
- Zone 3 - Jln Bukit Bintang, Jln Bintang, Jln Imbi, Jln Pudu Lama and Jalan Bulan
- Zone 4– Lorong Sultan Ismail