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Pustaka Miri urges all to help clean-up Marina beach on June 30

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Rashidah (left) and others collect rubbish during the clean-up campaign at Marina Parcity Beach last April 10.

MIRI: Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Miri is organising the second beach clean-up on June 30 at the Marina Parkcity to get the public involved in keeping the environment clean.

The inaugural beach clean-up held on April 10 at the same venue saw the participation of a visionary rural school, SK Long Sepiling, Baram which won ‘Kid Witness News’ (KWN) – a global hands-on video education programme involving students in Tokyo, Japan on Aug 4. 2017.

“The school teachers approached us and wanted students and teachers to help save the environment.

“We are glad with their response, as all this while we joined other clean-up programmes but initiated our own this year as part of State Library staff’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme led by chief executive officer Rashidah Bolhassan,” said Sofina Tan, the library’s public relation officer yesterday.

Tan said over 3,000 kilogrammes of waste was collected in their first clean-up with over 100 participants from Miri Local Agenda (LA21), various agencies, the general public and staff of the Miri City Council (MCC) led by its secretary Morshidi Fredrick.

Tan urged members of the public, agencies and private entities to join this second clean-up at Marina beach from 7:30am until 10am, adding that there is so much waste to be collected.

“Themed ‘Let’s Make Our Beaches Clean & Safe’, everyone who wants to lend a helping hand is welcomed. Some 200 participants are expected to make our beach cleaner and safer,” she said.

Participants are advised to bring their own heavy duty gloves and biodegradable plastic bags or gunny sacks.

For more information, kindly contact Lilian Baun Pulo or Mohd Awis Abu Bakar at 085 – 422525 or email lilianbp@sarawak.gov.my or awisab@sarawak.gov.my.