Posted on September 22, 2012, Saturday
by WB Ongie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREEN FINGERS: Sagan plants a tree during the event. NREB deputy controller (environmental quality) Jiram Sidu is at third left.
MARUDI: Five schools under the Baram parliamentary constituency have been selected for the Natural Resources and Environment Board’s (NREB’s) Rakan Alam Sekitar programme.
The schools are SMK Marudi, SMK Telang Usan, SK Long Bedian, SK Long Teran Kanan and SK Lio Mato.
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan thanked NREB for allocating RM30,000 for the programme, which seeks to raise awareness on the environment in schools and villages.
“With the population growing, there are also many more environment problems occurring that have affected the environment.
“These problems have become very serious and have affected global problems and this issue was discussed at the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992 including pollution,” he said when launching the Rakan Alam Sekitar programme here recently.
Sagan called on community leaders, headmen and Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) members to work together with the government to preserve the environment.
“Don’t throw rubbish indiscriminately including in rivers and other places,” he added.
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