Jom Turun Sungai In Conjunction With World Water Day 2021
Jom Turun Sungai is a programme champion by the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) which was held in conjunction with World Water Day 2021. The program was successfully launched by the Minister of KASA on 27th March 2021 at Sungai Langat. This is part of new initiative by KASA under the National River Trail programme which focus on community involvement in solving issues related to river pollution nationwide. Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM) has collaborated with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and community Kampung Seberang Takir on the above said date to organize a river clean-up program in Sungai Seberang Takir to support the initiative.
The programme focusing on cleaning along the 2 KM of Sungai Seberang Takir riverbanks. Secretary General of KASA, YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang officiated the event and participated in the clean-up programme together with 70 volunteers from various organisations including Indah Water Consortium, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN), students from Faculty of Marine Science and Environment UMT and surrounding community of Seberang Takir. A total of 343 KG of waste have been successfully collected along the river within 2 hours.