SHAH ALAM, 18 Dec: The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) praised the continuous commitment by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) in making the area under their supervision a “Green City” through the Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF).
The Deputy Chief Secretary, Datuk Harjeet Singh Hardev Singh, said that he will help MPSJ explore opportunities to generate income from the implementation of the initiative.
“We are impressed with the achievements of MPSJ in the initiative to improve the quality of life of the community through the conservation of residences, urban sustainability and the use of energy effectively.
“KeTTHA, through the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation, will provide the business model for this LCCF towards generating income that can be gained by MPSJ,” he told reporters during the KeTTHA Working Visit to the MPSJ Integrated Biomass Centre in Bukit Puchong today.
Also present was the MPSJ Deputy Yang Dipertua (YDP), Abdullah Marjunid, and the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (Green Tech), Ir Ahmad Hadri Haris.
The KeTTHA working visit today was to survey the LCCF project development by MPSJ after the local authority was chosen for the Sustainable Living Stakeholder Engagement pilot project by Green Tech.
LCCF is a plan contained in the long-term strategic planning document of the MPSJ Green City Development 2030 which will transform Subang Jaya into a low-carbon city with a healthy living environment.
Meanwhile, the MPSJ Integrated Biomass Centre has also been established to support the LCCF efforts in the management of waste such as food or organic material, thus mitigating the impact of environmental pollution and global warming.
“Although the MPSJ Biomass Centre is not done in a big way such as in developed European countries, but for KeTTHA, the existence is very meaningful as this country produces 60 percent of waste from bio-organic materials, the initiative started by MPSJ should be praised.
“Its concept is simple. This initiative does not only reduce waste, but it also produces useful products such as compost fertilisers through recycling,” said Harjit.
The MPSJ Green City Development will focus on three aspects, neighbourhood sustainability, the efficient management of energy resources and to boost the local economy.
Through the implementation of this project, MPSJ will be structured towards becoming a sustainable city and will fully become a green city by 2030.
Apart from MPSJ, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), the Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) in Malacca and Iskandar Malaysia in Johor have also been chosen for the success of this project.