Hektar REIT partners with GMA for EV charging bays in six malls

Hektar Asset Management executive director & chief executive officer Johari Shukri Jamil (left) and GMA Resources director Johan Azman Ghaus (right).

KUALA LUMPUR: Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), has teamed up with GMA Resources Sdn Bhd for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging bays at its malls.

In a statement, Hektar REIT said the initiative involves the installation of 13 EV charging bays across six shopping malls in Hektar REIT’s portfolio commencing from Jan 1, 2024.

“With these new EV charging bays, we aim to make every shopping trip a little more convenient, ensuring our EV-driving patrons feel right at home while they shop, dine, and recharge – both their cars and their spirits,” Hektar Asset Management executive director & chief executive officer Johari Shukri Jamil said.

“As part of our larger mission to champion environmental responsibility, Hektar REIT is committed to rolling out even more sustainability-focused initiatives in the near future. Our aim is to tangibly reduce our carbon footprint, ensuring that our malls aren't just places of commerce but hubs of green innovation and community partnership. Stay tuned as we continue our journey towards a greener tomorrow,” he added.

GMA Resources director Johan Azman Ghaus said: “After three decades in the energy sector, we are thrilled to embark on this EV charging bays collaboration with Hektar REIT, aligning with their energy transition efforts to champion a sustainable environment.

“It further underscores our belief that the renewables & EV sector will emerge as vital components of our portfolio and we look forward to future innovation opportunities in this space.”

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