JOHOR BARU: Johor government is committed in keeping the environment clean despite the massive development projects taking place here.
State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the state government had always been proactive in promoting environmental campaign to create awareness to the public.
He added that with the acknowledgment of Iskandar Malaysia as the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) by the United Nations University is proof that the steps taken by the relevant authorities on environment concern is heading the right way.
“The RCE is a network of individuals, experts and organisations that have a strong commitment in creating sustainable future through education.
“Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) together with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) as its secretariat, it will offer support by coordinating and managing activities promoting sustainable development by educating the public,” he said.
Ayub said this after launching the closing ceremony of the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable and Low Carbon Schools exhibition 2015 held at UTM here recently.
He stressed that only through education that the public could see the impact on keeping our environment clean.
“It is important for the mentality of the public to change in order for us to keep our environment clean which is why we hope to reach out to school children via the RCE Iskandar.
“If we look at European countries, they have been practising recycle for a long time but now such awareness is starting to happen here and I hope such practise will continue to take place,” he said.