Sunday, May 4, 2014

PM Najib flags off KL Car-Free Morning

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak cycles for about 3 kilometres within the vicinity of the Petronas Twin Towers. Pix by Asyraf Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR: The fifth KL Car-Free Morning was flagged off by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and joined by about 10,000 participants from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre this morning.

Najib, who is on his first time joining the cycling parade, cycled for about 3 kilometres within the vicinity of the Petronas Twin Towers after taking some time with the participants of the event.

The flag-off started from KLCC on Jalan Ampang and went through Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Ampang and Jalan P Ramlee before heading back to KLCC.

The one-day event would also feature free medical check-ups, culture, arts, sporting and recreational activities, lucky draw as well as the presentation of 80 bicycles to KL Residents' Associations.

Also present was the Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal and the implementation committee chairman Datuk Naim Mohamad.

Phesal said the event showed the government’s commitment to slash carbon emission in the city by 40 per cent of the 2005 levels by 2020.

This pledge, he said, was given by Najib in the Copenhagen climate change summit five years ago.

Phesal said the car free day had more than tripled in response since it was first introduced.

*Taken from NST ONline

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