KUCHING: The private sector is the most important component when it comes to green designs, says Kuching City South Council mayor Datuk James Chan.
“I’ve always stressed we want Kuching to be a liveable city. We need architecture suited to modern ideas and concerns. I really like it when private developments incorporate green elements,” Chan said on Saturday when opening Kenbest Sdn Bhd’s Premier Sales Gallery at CityONE Megamall here.
Chan called on developers to not just emphasise financial returns, but to think about long-term benefits.
“Some developers just want to maximise their returns, they build without recreational areas for instance. But when developers make it point to, say, rejuvenate a river next to their development, that is something I like to see more of.”
He praised Kenbest’s two upcoming projects, one of which included rejuvenating a portion of Sungai Tabuan.
During the opening of the sales gallery, the developer promoted Milan Square, an upcoming mixed development located along Jalan Wan Alwi.
Comprising 60 units of four-storey shophouses in phase one, the development will also include a drive-through restaurant and condominiums in the future. Kenbest will turn part of the river into a waterfront.
Milan Square will be surrounded by many conveniences, such as being directly opposite an upcoming shopping mall and close to major government offices, a medical centre and university campus.
In a press statement, Kenbest said it had plans to “re-energise” its flagship development, CityONE Megamall.
“Ideas are being formulated. Concepts are being formed. Wait for its unveiling,” said the statement.
The sales gallery is located on the ground floor, opposite Sugarbun.