1. group photo before the work begins

1. group photo before the work begins

Clearing illegal rubbish dump sites, cleaning drains, repainting road shoulders and dividers, pruning trees, removing Ah Long posters, etc., these were some of the work done during a massive “gotong-royong” effort in Bandar Baru Bercham Ipoh, a collaboration between Ipoh City Council and the local community.

2. participation from Ipoh City Council and the community

2. participation from Ipoh City Council and the community

3. sweep it clean

3. sweep it clean

Kick-started by Bercham assemblyman YB Ong Boon Piow, the activity was led by Ipoh City Councillor for Bercham, YBhg. Clr Jacky Ngo Kok Foong, other council members, department heads and residents, totalling 300 people.

4. work gets done faster in a team

4. work gets done faster in a team

5. another tag team

5. another tag team

As of November 2018, 1672 illegal dump sites have been cleared 43730 times, with 4138 tons of garbage removed. Up until November, Ipoh City Council had organised 110 “gotong-royong” and also installed 491 “Do Not Dump” signage.

 6. tree pruning

6. tree pruning

7. trees are pruned for the safety of the residents

7. trees are pruned for the safety of the residents

In his opening speech, YB Ong expressed hope that all parties would cooperate closely with Ipoh City Council to make Ipoh “Bersih, Hijau dan Maju” (Clean, Green and Progressive). Most importantly, every individual must do his part to dispose of refuse properly.

8. heavy machinery at work

8. heavy machinery at work

Event: Mega Gotong-Royong
Location: Bandar Baru Bercham Ipoh
Date: 21st Dec, 2018
Time: Morning

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