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Majlis Perasmian Festival Bunga dan Taman Putrajaya Floria 2009 by YAB Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor

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Speech text of YAB Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor at Majlis Perasmian Festival Bunga dan Taman Putrajaya Floria 2009 pada 02 Ogos 2009

SPEECH

Y.A.BHG.DATIN PADUKA SERI ROSMAH MANSOR

WIFE OF THE HON.MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER

AT THE LAUNCHING OF

PUTRAJAYA FLOWER AND PARK

ON 2nd AUGUST 2009 (SUNDAY), 8.50 AM

ALONG THE SHORES OFPRESINT 2 LAKE, PUTRAJAYA.

Bismillahirahmanirrahim

Y.B. Dato Raja Nong Chik Dato Raja Zainal Abidin

Federal Territory Minister

Y.Bhg.Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hassan

Chief Secretary to Government

Y.B.Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Natural Environment

Y.Bhg.Dato Hj.Ahmad Phesal Talib

Chief Minister, Federal Territory Minister

Y.Bhg.Tan Sri Samsudin Osman

President of Perbadanan Putrajaya

Y.B.M.Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor

Parliament Member for Putrajaya Area

Datuk-Datuk/Datin-Datin, Honourable Guests/Ladies and Gentlemen.

Assalammualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh dan salam sejahtera.

1. I am very thankful to Allah S.W.T. for with His Grace I am able to be with you today for the Launching Ceremony of Putrajaya Flower and Park Festival or more popularly known as FLORIA 2009. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me this time to launch the bi-yearly event.

2. I wish to congratulate the Federal Territory Ministry and Perbadanan Putrajaya for their success in holding the Putrajaya Flower and Park Festival or FLORIA 2009 for the second time running from 1st to 9th August 2009. I was told that this Festival is the only flower and park festival of international standard organized by Malaysia.

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

3. The objectives of the 2009 Putrajaya Flower and Park Festival which was mooted by the Federal Territory Ministry and Perbadanan Putrajaya was to beautify the Putrajaya green surroundings and add new features of Putrajaya as a Floral City. The organizing of this Festival shows the seriousness and continuous commitment of Perbadanan Putrajaya to realize the objective of Putrajaya development to make it a unique City Within a Park in the world.

4. The theme of FLORIA 2009 that is Celebration of Colours is very appropriate and synonymous with the current national vision which is based on the concept of 1Malaysia. This is very important because in the government's effort to inculcate unity, the public which is made up of people of diverse races, ethnicity, cultures and beliefs must have the sense of love and a high spirit of oneness. Festivals like this invite everybody from all walks of life to participate in the programs and activities organized. It is hoped that programs like these can nurture and inculcate the feeling of love towards the beauty of flora and fauna and joy of various flowers and growth which have connections in many ways with the culture and societal values of various ethnics. In the same light it can nurture the interest on landscape and gardening activities as a healthy way of living.

5. Such joyous and colourful festival like we are witnessing today provides opportunities to every level of society especially those involved in landscape and flower business to showoff their creativities and at the same time sell their products. Indirectly these will be the motivating factor for the growth of the flower and landscape industry. This festival can also become the strategic meeting place for flower buyers and sellers and also between flower importes and exporters, foreign and local to exchange ideas, share information as well as strategise best ways to upgrade the local flower and landscaping industry. It will become an effective living classroom for school children and students from inatitutions of higher learning to learn, internalize and deepen their knowledge on the creating and designing of parks and good gardening practices. I am advised that at least 20 schools and five universities have participated in this festival in exhibition and designing of parks and landscape competitions.

Honourable guests,

6. Today, the development and maintenance of parks and landscapes of high quality forms a contributing factor to the tourism industry. Besides that, it also opens up economic and business activities in various fields, such as commercial nursery, supply of potted flowering plants for decoration, consultancy services on landscape maintenance and gardening, supply of gardening machinery and tools, rental of flowering plants, floral services as well as consultancy services to preserve natural resources and cleanliness of surroundings.

7. In this respect I wish to suggest to Local Authorities as well as development agencies related to preparing programmes and activities to encourage interested public to participate in the flower business. It will also boost the local market and flowering business. Nevertheless, what is more important is to promote this industry applying the latest and most cost effective technology with fair competition.

8. I feel, the local flower business entrepreneurs should not just think about making profit but should also set aside capital for the purpose of research and development, education and tourism such as being done in developed countries. I am confident Putrajaya which has a world-class infrastructure and facilities can become a centre for flowers similar to garden centres found in developed nations. It will in turn become one of the pulling factors to this city and be benefited by entrepreneurs and flowers enthusiasts as well as visitors and tourists alike.

Honourable guests,

9. As we all know, the Government always encourage the Local Authorities to organize programmes that can promote positive image to the environment around the cities or districts under their purview. These programs are very much required in line with the efforts by the country's leaders to improve the image and outlook of the People and the Nation. As such, Perbadanan Putrajaya, Dewan Bandar Raya Kuala Lumpur as well as other Local Authorities have the big responsibility to polish every city in this country to become exemplary cities and districts to other cities in this region. 

10. Bagi saya ini bukan satu matlamat yang mustahil untuk dicapai kerana sebahagian besar bandar di Malaysia memiliki keindahan alam semula jadi di sekeliling bandar dan daerah, infrastruktur yang terbaik, penempatan tersusun, dan sistem zon terancang seperti yang ada di negara-negara maju yang lain. Walau bagaimanapun, ia memerlukan komitmen anggota masyarakat untuk bekerjasama menjadikan bandar-bandar ini indah, bersih dan terancang dengan identiti Malaysia yang unik. 

11. Justem, saya menyeru rakyat NIalaysia marilah kita bersama-sama pihak berkuasa tempatan untuk mewujud dan menjayakan program dan aktiviti yang boleh meningkatkan semangat kekitaan (sense of belonging) serta rasa kasih sayang terhadap persekitaran kita. Usaha ini akan memastikan negara sentiasa berada di tahap kualiti yang tinggi dan menjadi warisan untuk dinikmati dan dimanfaatkan oleh generasi Malaysia di masa akan datang. 

Hadirin yang dihormati sekalian, 

12. Tugas untuk menjadikan Malaysia 'Negara Hijau' yang indah bukanlah tanggungjawab yang harus dipikul oleh kerajaan dan pihak berkuasa tempatan semata-mata. Malahan ia adalah tanggungjawab bersama semua pihak termasuk kementerian dan agensi, badan korporat, institusi pendidikan dan pelajaran, syarikat swasta, badan-badan bukan kerajaan dan seluruh lapisan masyarakat. 

13. Bagi tujuan ini, kita mesti bersedia membuat perubahan minda dan mencari pendekatan terbaik untuk mencapai hasrat tersebut. Kita perlu membudayakan landskap dengan cara menjadikan taman, keindahan dan kecantikan sebagai satu cara hidup sihat dan sejahtera. Semua pihak perlu menunjukkan komitmen yang tinggi dan bersedia menyumbang ke arah menjadikan Malaysia Negara Taman yang hijau, bersih dan indah. Dalam konteks ini, penggemblengan tenaga dan perubahan minda perlu disatukan untuk menghayati landskap dan bunga-bungaan sebagai satu proses kejadian alam dan manusia. 

Hadirin yang dihormati sekalian, 

14. Saya menaruh penuh keyakinan FLORIA yang diadakan setiap dua tahun sekali ini akan berkembang maju setanding dengan lain-lain festival bunga bertaraf dunia serta menjadi satu ikon tarikan pelancong ke negara ini khususnya ke Putrajaya. Penganjuran Festival ini yang telah melangkah setapak lagi ke hadapan adalah diharapkan akan menjadi faktor penggalak pertumbuhan industri landskap tempatan dan berkeupayaan menarik para pelancong domestik dan luar negara. 

15. Akhir kata, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua pihak yang telah terlibat secara langsung atau tidak langsung dalam menjayakan Festival mi. Saya berharap FLORIA Putrajaya akan sentiasa menjadi ingatan pelaneong tempatan dan luar negara. Semoga festival ini dapat berjalan dengan lancar, penuh warna-warm dan gilang-gemilang. Dengan kata-kata demikian, saya dengan lafaz Bismillahirrahmanirrahim dengan sukacitanya merasmikan Festival Bunga dan Taman Putrajaya 2009. 

Sekian, Wabillahi Taufik Walhidayah Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. 

Sekian, terima kasih. 

Disediakan oleh : 

RIZAL MAN SOR 

Pen. Pegawai Khas kepada YAB Perdana Menteri 

T : 03-8888 8015 

F : 03-8888 3424 

HP: 012-2580040 

Emel :ppmrizal@pmo.gov.my