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‘Tough challenge to balance economy and environment, but doable’

Sabah Tourism, Culture, and Environment Assistant Minister cum Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai

KOTA KINABALU: It is challenging to revive economic activities without compromising environmental quality, said state Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.

“It is undeniable that there is a significant improvement in the environmental quality during the implementation of the movement control order in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

“It showed that people are enjoying a cleaner environment including fresher air.

“This shows that the balance and harmony of nature is in our hands, so nature itself has the power to ‘heal’ with the wisdom of the Covid-19 outbreak,” he said during the virtual launching of the state-level National Environment Day.

KOTA KINABALU: It is challenging to revive economic activities without compromising environmental quality, said state Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.

“It is undeniable that there is a significant improvement in the environmental quality during the implementation of the movement control order in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

“It showed that people are enjoying a cleaner environment including fresher air.

“This shows that the balance and harmony of nature is in our hands, so nature itself has the power to ‘heal’ with the wisdom of the Covid-19 outbreak,” he said during the virtual launching of the state-level National Environment Day.

He also added that the theme this year is “Environment, Shared Responsibility” which showed that it was everyone’s responsibility to work and save the earth.

Throughout the celebration, agencies under the State Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry held several competitions for primary, secondary and tertiary schools and the public.

“I am interested and excited about the Environmental Journalism Award programme which is held specially for individuals from the mass media sector.

“I understand that there are two categories namely the Press Journalist category and the TV News Journalist category.

“I think such an award programme is appropriate to appreciate and recognise the efforts of these individuals who always producing journalistic work on environmental issues such as river, air, sea, climate change and scheduled waste in Sabah.

“It is hoped that this will have a positive impact and foster awareness among mass media browsers, especially the general public on the importance of caring for the environment,” said Joniston, who was formerly an NST journalist.

Berita Harian stringer Rafiqah Dahali won third prize for her article “344 kg sampah dikutip di Pantai Goronggon”.

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