Field Trip fosters community safe space

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SUBANG JAYA, November 27, 2023 – The National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) continues stepping up its efforts to transform high-risk areas (KBT) into low-risk areas (KBR) by mobilizing the Field Trip programme in collaboration with government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and local communities.

NADA’s Deputy Director General (Operations), Mr. Khairul Anwar Bachok said, that the effort was to ensure that KBT-listed areas could achieve KBR status by minimising drug addiction and social diversion in the areas.

In this regard, he stated that in order to realise the effort, NADA will take joint responsibility with District Officers in being the main driving force behind the initiative to reduce high-risk areas of drug addiction, which will involve collaboration between government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

“For the record, the PPR area is one of the targeted Focal Areas that are in the 115 detected KBT throughout the country that needs to be greened from 2021 to 2025.

“Through this continuous effort, 39 KBT have been successfully converted to KBR by 2022. Therefore, NADA intends to convert another 38 KBT to KBR by 2024,” he said.

The remarks were made while he attended the Damansara High-Risk Area Safe Space Field Trip programme on Monday at the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Y-Hub Subang Valley, Selangor.

Also present were the Director of NADA’s Prevention Division, Zainudin Abdullah and 34 District Officers listed in KBT across the country.

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