PUTRAJAYA (June 18): The government and the private sector is working to roll out their CSR projects that will enhance the living standards of the B40 group and in People’s Housing Projects (PPR), an initiative under the National Community Policy or Dasar Komuniti Negara (DKN).
At meetings chaired by Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) deputy secretary general Datuk Dr Mary Wong in Putrajaya today, representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the private sector comprising mainly property developers, updates were given on their existing and new collaborations with selected PPRs.
Among the CSR projects were refurbishment of common facilities, a badminton outreach programme, and a cleaning and waste segregation activity.
The companies present at the meetings today include Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd, EdgeProp.my, Gamuda Land, Henry Butcher Malaysia (Mont’Kiara) Sdn Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, MKH Bhd, Nippon Paint Malaysia, OSK Property, Paramount Property, Sunsuria Bhd, and UEM Sunrise Bhd.
DKN serves as a platform for the government to collaborate with all parties, including the private sector, NGOs and individuals to help the B40 group and PPR communities by uplifting their livelihood and, in turn, transform the country into a better place, said Wong.
“The objective [of DKN] is to provide a platform for PPRs to engage themselves in healthy activities and be empowered to raise their standard of living.
“However, we don’t want [the aid provided to the B40 group and PPRs] to be a one-off thing that would become a white elephant later. I hope that there will be a continuous process which will see the PPR communities appreciate the facilities and help from us,” added Wong.
Launched in February 2019, DKN is an initiative under the National Housing Policy 2.0 to empower the B40 group and PPR communities and improve their living environment. It is formed by KPKT and supported by EdgeProp.my.