FOKD to build disabled facilities in community forest

The disabled community will soon be able to enjoy the Kota Damansara Community Forest in comfort as Friends of Kota Damansara, the resident associations’ coalition, is going to erect disabled-friendly facilities in the park.

FOKD’s vice president, Jeffrey Phang, said handrail and disabled-friendly trails to enter the forest are among the facilities which will be seen in the next few months.

“We are going to make the forest an all-inclusive site,” he said in an interview held after the launch of Mega Earth Day held in KDCF yesterday.

To elaborate more, Jeffrey said they will open a new stream and build trails catering to different age-groups such as mountain bikers and senior citizens.

The RA coalition is now looking to establish partnership with local business, government and community in the agenda of enhance environment sustainability.

“We also will push for Local Agenda 21  to make preserving the forest a common goal,”

In the earlier launch, Kota Damansara ADUN Mohd Nasir Hashim, MBPJ councillor Richard Yeoh, Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah and other VIPs placed their palms on the canvas backdrop as part of a pledge to protect the environment.

The backdrop, sponsored by Anplas bag, would then be converted into eco-friendly bags and distributed to the public.

The two-day event, held in conjunction with the Earth Day and celebrating the KDCF regazettement, drew more than 1000 people to participate in activities such as environment sustainability workshops, eco-concerned movie screening, night hiking, sunrise yoga, kayaking and zorbing.

The event reached its climax when Zainal Abidin took the stage together with the Selangor Philharmonic Society, Janet Lee, Ida Mariana and others to perform in the Voices In The Forest Concert.

Under the night sky in forest surroundings, the audience responded well to the concert especially when all the performers sang the last song -“Heal The World”.

Meanwhile, Raleigh Kuala Lumpur, Jasa Eco, Jumble Station, Justlife, Country Farm Organics were among those who setup booths in the event.

A group of scouts largely comprising secondary school students were also volunteering to direct the traffic and help out in the activities.

“I believe the forest is a platform to bring the community together,” Phang said.

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