Benefits and Social Responsibilities
Ensuring the economic feature of Selangor & the Federal Territory
The role of SSP3 is vital to ensure the continue d viability of these two most popular and economically dynamic regions of the country.
The Benefits of the SSP3 Project
It is acknowledged that the rapid development within and around Kampung Kuantan in Kuala Selangor, including activities such as aquaculture schemes, reclamation of land for industries and housing estates have, over the years contributed to the decline of the mangrove forests which is turn has had an adverse effect on the fireflies. The State Government commissioned the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to conduct a detailed and comprehensive study on the fireflies in Kampung Kuantan. The MNS study revealed that:
Preservation of Fireflies
The resettlement of the Orang Asli villages of Kampung Gerachi and Kampung Teretak were implemented smoothly. 84 families have been comfortably relocated to a site close to their former homes with all the facilities and amenities enjoyed by the urban communities and are yet close to nature.
New Settlements for the Orang Asli
Aimed at uplifting their standard of living, the Orang Asli community programmes provide opportunities for the Orang Asli to live in harmony with the nation's other main stream communities.
Orang Asli Community Development Programme
A scholarship programme has been implemented in consultation with the Orang Asli Welfare Department (JHEOA). SPLASH provided scholarships to 5 students pursuing 3-year diploma courses at institutions of higher learning in Malaysia over the last two years. This is an on-going commitment from SPLASH to the Orang Asli where new students will be selected for scholarships annually.