Iskandar Malaysia, August 1, 2019 – Industry players in Iskandar Malaysia, specifically in Pasir Gudang, were given an in-depth explanation on various low carbon initiatives and solutions to encourage them to start adopting these into their daily business operations, as part of a collaborative effort towards having a greener future in the region.

The ‘Green Energy’ seminar, a cooperation between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG), Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia and Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC), saw the attendance of local industry players together with the relevant local authorities and agencies.

“At IRDA, our main roles are to plan, facilitate and promote the development of Iskandar Malaysia and to ensure a balanced growth in the economic, social and environmental spheres. At today’s seminar, we not only want to promote the importance of low carbon agenda but also facilitate the implementation of green initiatives by the industry players by introducing and providing them with the solutions that are easily available,” said YBhg Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).

There are many benefits for industry players who choose to infuse green initiatives in their operations such as saving operation and maintenance cost, getting tax incentives for RE&EE investment in production processes, getting positive branding as an environmentally conscious company; and having a better and cleaner working environment, amongst others.

Amongst the topics that were presented and discussed at the seminar include ‘Investment Opportunities in Green Technologies’, ‘Net Energy Metering’, ‘Green Building Accreditation in Iskandar Malaysia’, ‘Recognition Programme for Green Initiatives’, ‘Healthy Working Environment’ and ‘Green and Low Carbon Initiatives in Pasir Gudang’.

It wasn’t all talk at the seminar as MPPG also took the opportunity to present a certificate of appreciation to industry practitioners, within their jurisdiction, who implement green initiatives to further encourage others to start their green efforts.

Also present at the seminars were green service providers who were brought in to partner and assist the industry players in their effort to embed green initiatives in their daily business operations.

Officiating the event was Yang Berhormat Datuk Tuan Haji Aminolhuda Bin Hj Hassan, Chairman of Johor Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology Committee, who stressed on the importance of collaboration and support from all parties, be it the government sector, private sector and community, for this low carbon effort to succeed.

He also urged all parties to turn to technology to help make their daily task easier and at the same time help to keep carbon emission low thus helping to achieve the greener future goals that everyone is keen to embrace.

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