Iskandar Malaysia, 13 August – Dynasty View Sdn Bhd (DVSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of UMLand launched the first Iskandar Malaysia Adopt-A-Park program here in Seri Austin on 13 August 2016. The project initiated by Iskandar Region Development Authority (IRDA) brings together a collaboration between the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) and developer to preserve, beautify and maintain the town park after handing over the town park to the authority body.
More than 300 people cycled throughout an 8 km route to the Seri Austin Park 1 to witness the official launch ceremony at the 1.93-acre park by YB Datuk Haji Ayub bin Rahman, State EXCO for Health and Environment.
“This Adopt-A-Park Program is a smart partnership between the local authority, corporate body, and communities to raise the quality of living by keeping the town parks in Iskandar Malaysia equipped and well maintained with facilities of international standards.” said Ayub in his speech.
Attendees also witnessed the exchange of memorandum between Tuan Haji A. Rahim Bin Hj. Nin, Mayor of MBJB and KK Wong, Chief Executive Officer of DVSB marking the agreement between the two. The park was officially adopted by DVSB for two years period.
During his welcome speech, KK Wong said: “We hope to become a role model township in Iskandar Malaysia and others will follow our footstep by participating in Adopt-A-Park Program to continuously promote Healthy Green City and conducive environment.”
In the same event, Seri Austin also launched Iskandar Malaysia’s First Riders Point whereby it serves as cyclist’s facilities to help to promote cycling as a lifestyle.
“Cyclists are welcome to use Riders Point to rest and gather when cycling in Seri Austin Township. The 8km of bicycle lane around the township is well designed with proper signage and integrated within the road network is definitely safe,” added KK Wong.