Collective And Shared Prosperity
GELANG PATAH, 29 March 2019 – Following the success of revitalising 100-year old village school SK Tanjong Adang in November last year, the local community leader has reached out to the same developer to build a recreational park opposite the school for the students and nearby community.
Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd, the master developer of Forest City was first approached by the Tanjong Adang ketua kampong, En. Mohd Ramzan Johari early this year to make use of the empty plot of land that also housed a local surau. Since then, approval has been obtained from the Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) to build a 0.81-hectare recreation park on the wakaf land.
Construction works, which will take one month, will start at the beginning of April this year. The construction works will start in tandem with the renovation of the existing surau.
Country Garden Malaysia and Forest City director of strategy Ng Zhu Hann said CGPV has always been advocating social inclusion & community development agenda as this is in line with the Dasar Komuniti Negara (DKN) launched by the Minister of Housing and Local Government, YB Zuraida Kamaruddin early this year.
“We decided to landscape the area by planting more trees, installing benches, two gazebos and a jogging track. Car parking lots will also be built to serve the existing community office and surau,” he said.
“Apart from upgrading the school facilities, we also wanted to give the locals a green lung where they can spend time doing recreational activities that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
“We believe that for an economic development to be sustainable, it should encompass inclusive growth so that all can share the success and prosperity of the Forest City project,” he said, adding that the construction cost of the park which will be called the Tanjung Adang Forest City Park would come up to RM150,000.
Hann said this at the launch of a gotong-royong event, organised in conjunction with the groundbreaking of the recreation park. The gotong-royong saw the participation of 60 people comprising Forest City staff and the villagers.
State Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman YB Dzulkefly Ahmad was present at the commencement ceremony. Also present was Tanjong Adang ketua kampong Mohd Ramzan Johari.
Photo1: State Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad (third from left) flanked by Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) director of strategy Ng Zhu Hann (second from right) and CGPV project director Zhou Liang together with Tanjung Adang ketua kampung Mohd Ramzan Johari (second from left) and Johor Islamic Religious Council Musa Abdul Wahab (left) to launch the gotong-royong session held in conjunction with the Tanjung Adang Forest City Park groundbreaking ceremony.
Photo2: Dzulkefly Ahmad (left) joined by Ng Zhu Hann and Zhou Liang in the gotong-royong session which saw the participation of the local villagers and staff of CGPV
Photo3: CGPV staff and the villagers taking part in the gotong-royong organised in conjunction with the Tanjung Adang Forest City Park groundbreaking ceremony
The company has to-date spent RM10 million on its corporate social responsibility programmes aimed at enhancing the lives of the people living in the surrounding areas of the project. The company’s CSR programmes are targeting at 3 pillars namely the youth development and education, environment awareness and community development. In 2019, CGPV will continue its CSR effort with SK Morni Pok, another local school located 15-kilometre from Forest City and also working with the relevant agencies on upgrading the existing Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) flats in Johor.
CGPV believed community well-being and development should always go hand in hand for collective and shared prosperity. Since its inception, the company has adopted six primary schools and one secondary school – Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjong Adang, SK Morni Pok, SK Ladang Pendas, SK Tanjong Kupang, SK Tiram Duku, SK Pendas Laut and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanjong Adang.