KUALA LUMPUR – PLUS Malaysia Berhad (Plus) held 35 community programmes simultaneously at different locations across the country in conjunction with Plus Community Day yesterday.
Plus managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said the annual programme was organised as part of the companyâ€™s initiative to give back to the people as well as contribute to the wellbeing of the surrounding communities.
â€œThe program, which saw the participation of 1,500 staff was also aimed at encouraging teamwork and the spirit of volunteerism among the staff.
â€œEvery year, we dedicate a special day for Plus and its staff to organise and participate in community service to help the needy and various communities across the country.
â€œAmong the community projects organised were repair works of surau, hostel and other facilities at Madrasah Darul Mujahidin in Teluk Panglima Garang, Klang. The staff also helped with repairing a wooden bridge and upgrading a mini library at Kampung Sungai Batu Besi and Puncak Lembah Bujang, in Merbok, Kedah.
â€œAlso, upgrading and repairing an orphanage in Gombak Permai, Batu Caves, cleaning the beach at Port Dickson as well as releasing turtle hatchlings to the sea at the Masjid Tanah Turtle Conservation Centre,â€ she said in a statement yesterday.
Besides, Noorizah said Plus also provided schooling accessories and upgraded some of the facilities at the Mother and Children Specialist Clinic at the Slim River Hospital, cleaning-up the Serendah Waterfall, cleaning-up a wildlife area at the National Zoo and planting mangroves at the Kukup National Park in Pontian.
She added that Plus pro-actively organises other road safety-related programs such as the â€˜Malaysians Unite For Road Safetyâ€™ (Mufors) initiative, the â€˜Respect Your Limitsâ€™ safety seminars for heavy vehicle drivers and operators, road safety mural competition for secondary schools, and â€˜Gerakan Motosikal Pencetus Amalan Keselamatanâ€™ (Gempak Mufors) programmes for young motorcyclists.
The Plus Community Day was carried out at 25 different locations across the country last year. – NST Online