Green Xchange Project

Green Xchange Project

Garbage disposal is currently a worrying environmental isu and a social issue. It is caused by people dumping rubbish indiscriminately without the sense of responsibility for the country’s cleanliness.

Solving the garbage disposal problem by proper dumping of rubbish, recycling habit and control over the amount of solid waste can help efforts in keeping the country’s environment clean and tidy.

The matter was touched upon by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports during the Official Opening of the 4th Brunei-Singapore Green Xchange project yesterday morning. The ceremony took place at the Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Mosque, Kampung Tamoi.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Hj Abdullah also stressed that every citizen and resident in the country must be aware that control of garbage disposal and the attitude of always keeping the environment clean are also the charactistics of progressive community and nation which the country wishes to achieve in its national vision 2035.

Yang Berhormat Pehin pointed out that the steps taken by SCOT in carrying out the Green Xchange Project in Kampung Tamoi could certainly lead people in Brunei Darussalam towards cultivating the culture of love for environmental cleanliness and preservation. More interesting is that the project also introduces and adapts to the concept of exchanging recyleable items for daily necessities, whereby the kampung residents, especially those in the low-income group, will have the chance to receive additional items as gifts from this project.

Involvement of the kampung residents in the Green Xchange Project could enhance their caring attitude towards the environment and cultivate the recycling habit. Through this project, Yang Berhormat Pehin added, indiscriminate dumping of rubbish can be reduced around the kampungs involved. The objective o the Green Xchange Project organised by the Society for Community Outreach and Training, SCOT, Universiti Brunei Darussalam is to raise awareness among the community on the importance of caring for the environment besides increasing the percentage of recycleable items in the country.

In this fourth project, the community is encouraged to collect recycleable items such as plastic, tins, aluminium and papers for exchange with basic commodities like rice according to the rate specified, for example recycleable items valued at $1.00 will be exchanged with 1.5 kilogramme of fragrant rice. Also present were the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman and the Permanent Secretary for Higher Education, Ministry of Education who is also the Vice-Chancellor of UBD, Dato Paduka Dr. Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi.


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Source: RTB News
Author: RTB News
Published Date: 27 January 2013


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