Shell concludes traffic games in Miri
Sep 05, 2015
Commemorating 52 years of partnership in road safety education in Sarawak
SARAWAK, Miri, Saturday, 5 September 2015 – Sarawak Shell Berhad today concluded the Sarawak state finals of its flagship programme – Shell Traffic Games (STG) here, involving 352 primary and secondary schools students from 11 divisions.
Officiated by Dato Sri Michael Manyin ak Jawong, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications Sarawak, the closing ceremony were also attended by Chok Chee Tsong, Sarawak Shell Berhad general manager; Lawrence Lai, Mayor of Miri City: Antonio Kahti Galis, Resident of Miri and other officials from Sarawak Road Safety Council and Miri City Council.
Some 22 schools from all Divisions took part in the event organised by Sarawak Shell Berhad in partnership with the Sarawak Road Safety Council, Miri City Council, Education Department, Police, Land Transport Department and other partners.
Speaking at the event, Chok said that STG, which was introduced in Sarawak in 1963, had evolved over time and had been constantly improved and made relevant to the changing needs and demands. “At Shell, we are constantly finding innovative ways to move more people and goods, safely, cost-effectively and with reduced impact on the environment.”
He explained that Shell is looking at ways to improve its road safety targets for the community including exploring newer and more modern programmes, as well as analysing its effectiveness. “With the increasing road fatality rate among the youth, we feel that it is time for us to go back to the drawing block and focus in hitting the right target” he said.
He thanked all the relevant government bodies for the partnership of 52 years in road safety education in Sarawak. “Shell had been collaborating with our partners for over half a century to educate young Malaysians of the importance of a courteous and safety conscious culture.” He also hoped that this social investment would make for safer road users and ultimately reduce road injuries and fatalities.
As a responsible energy company, Shell has always reached out to the community to promote road safety in many ways, including road safety awareness talks to schools and colleges involving 15,000 students.
Shell also reached out to the National Service or PLKN programme, promoting road safety to all the 8 camps in Sarawak, involving more than 8,000 trainees between 16 to18 years old.
The company also collaborated with various government agencies to organise road safety awareness exhibitions in the high-traffic shopping malls in major towns of Sarawak, attracting more than 50,000 visitors annually.
STG is run in every division in Sarawak and culminates in a state level final in which the winning schools from each division participate. State level champions go on to represent Sarawak at the national level finals, competing against other states in November.
STG also runs in every state in Peninsular Malaysia and in every district in Sabah and Sarawak – an average of over 20,000 students a year from throughout Malaysia participate in the programme.
Shell Malaysia Upstream External Relations
Zulkifli Baba Noor, Zulkifli.BabaNoor@shell.com
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