20 February 2018 (Tuesday) – A total of 65 participants of the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) visited the FRIM campus in Kepong on 10 and 11 February. The aim of the visit was to highlight FRIM as one of the best urban greenery in Malaysia.
The participants from 16 countries were greeted by the Malaysia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Environmental Management and Climate Change Assistant Secretary, Mohd Azuwan Abdullah; and FRIM Corporate Communication Head Toh An Nee. The second group who visited FRIM on 11 February were welcomed by Public Relations Officer Maria Arlene Jackan and Media Officer Lim Chung Lu.
FRIM Ecotourism and Urban Forestry Programme Head Dr Noor Azlin Yahya provided a special briefing on the FRIM’s history, background, ecotourism and recreational facilities, as well as its efforts towards a balanced management for recreational needs and protection of the natural resources.
The participants visited the FRIM Research Gallery and led by nature guides for trekking along one of the forest trails to see the ‘Crown Shyness’ phenomenon with FRIM nature guides.
Among the participants were the Minister of Ethiopian Urban Forestry and Housing, H.E. Dr Ambachew Mekannon; and the Vice-minister of Lithuanian Environment, H.E. Reda Brandisauskiene.