THE MRT Environmental Campaign was launched by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) at the KVMRT Training Centre, Sungai Buloh on 4 October 2016. This month-long campaign was launched by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Datuk Ir Hamim Samuri.
Hamim launched this campaign during the Environmental Management Conference 2016, which was the first of many programmes organised during the period of the campaign.
The campaign was an initiative by MRT Corp to promote environmental friendly practices at MRT Project construction sites and to create awareness and understanding on electronic waste (e-waste) management and disposal.
Also during the launch, MRT Corp launched the MRT E-Waste Competition. 12 communities along the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line alignment were selected to take part in this competition. The community that has the highest collection of e-waste over the entire three-week period, will receive a RM2,000.00 grand prize.
Besides the e-waste competition, MRT Corp also took part in the National Environmental Day 2016 festivities on 22 October 2016 at Putrajaya Water Recreational Centre. Here, 13 MRT Corp employees participated in the Eco Fun Walk 2016.
On this day too, the MRT Information Truck was made available for the public to obtain further information on the Project and received more than 500 visitors.
MRT Corp also presented the organiser with a MRT Safety, Health and Environment sign at the 1 kilometre checkpoint. This provided information to the public of the safety practices that MRT Corp stands by.
In addition to that, the winner of MRT Corp’s E-Waste Competition was presented.
The Bandar Utama 4 community, represented by Mr Chow Yew Nam emerged winners of the competition. This community managed to collect a total of 611 kg in mass for e-waste collection. Minister of Federal Territories Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor presented the winner with the RM 2,000.00 cheque.
MRT Corp’s Project Deliver Partner for the SBK Line, MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd also organised a drawing competition for primary school students aged between ten and twelve years old.
The winners of the competition were presented with their prizes during the National Environmental Day 2016 closing ceremony at the KVMRT Training Centre. In attendance during the ceremony was Deputy Director General of the Department of Environment Malaysia, Tuan Haji Ismail Ithnin.