BY LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, APRIL 28: Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) received the ‘Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) Merit Award 2016’ for the category ‘Government – Green Initiatives Award’ at the Hotel Majestic, Kuala Lumpur, recently.
Head of Corporate Public Relations MBSA, Shahrin Ahmad said the recognition received through the Shah Alam Back Alley Green Initiative from the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM).
He said that it is the result of the Pioneer Project of Neighbourhood Back Alley Greening Initiatives 4/7 streets, Section 4, Shah Alam.
“The project is a continuation of the Clean Zone Programme Shah Alam in 2013 and was the beginning of another back alley greening projects.
“Each of the strategies and methods adopted is being continuously enhanced to suit the current needs as well as environmental and socio-cultural.
“It is a recognition for the commitment and cooperation of communities in the neighbourhoods that given the success of the Clean Zone programme,” he said.
The Ceremony of Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2016 was organized by the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) in conjunction with the World Landscape Month 2016.
Awards were presented by the Deputy Secretary General (Policy and Development), Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT), Dato’ Dr Tam Weng Wah and received by Deputy Mayor of Shah Alam, Shukri Mohamad Hamin and Director of the Department of Landscape MBSA, Yunus Suri.
In 2015, Shah Alam Back Alley Green Initiative programme was implemented to make the road as a benchmark to other neighbourhoods.
A total of eight units back alley were upgraded with the concept of ‘green alley’ and planted with vegetables and herbs such as lady’s finger, chillies, red and white onion, and ‘lemon balm’.
MBSA received recognition MLAA Merit Award 2016
BY LIZAWATI MADFA