Wednesday, January 22

Over 40 trees planted at Riveria’s green acre


HANDS ON: (From second left) Christina, Yong, Dr Chew and Jiram (right) water a newly planted tree. Simon is at left.

OVER TO YOU: Simon (left) presents the occupation permits to Yong witnessed by Dr Chew and Christina.

KUCHING: Naim Holdings Bhd and the Kota Samarahan District Council have planted over 40 trees at Riveria Phase 7’s ‘green lung’ area spanning over one acre.

The event, involving over 70 participants, launched Naim’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) Week yesterday.

It is the first CSR collaboration between Naim and the council.

“Naim has always taken into consideration the interests of community in which it operates and takes responsibility for the impact of its business activities on the environment and stakeholders,” said Naim Property Investments and REITs (real estate investment trusts) chief operating officer Yong Kei Seng.

He added that the collaboration demonstrates the commitment of both parties in environmental conservation and looked forward to more such cooperation in future.

Yong pointed out that Kota Samarahan has undergone tremendous change over the years.

“Naim has been present in Samarahan since 1999 and we have had the honour of working with the council in the development of the area.

“It is indeed heartening to see the district grow to what it is today, made possible by the council’s tremendous efforts,” he said.

Meanwhile, Naim corporate marketing head Caroline Yeo said the company will hold various activities in Kuching, Miri and Bintulu during CSR Week.

“All Naim’s different offices will do one environmental CSR and one community CSR each during the CSR Week.

“The tree planting activity today is the first where our staff are involved in tree planting. This ‘green lung’ is the first planted proper park and the
first playground and our CSR activity is held all year round,” said Yeo.

During the event, the council also handed over occupation permits for 84 double-storey terraced houses and 24 double-storey semi-detached houses to Naim.

Among those present were Samarahan District Council environment and public
health committee chairman Dr Chew Kian Peng, Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) deputy controller Jiram Sidu, council secretary Simon Wong and Naim deputy managing director Christina Wong.