Sustainable growth forum starts today

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  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

PENANG will be the first state in Asia outside of China and Europe to host the Hanwang Sustainable Development International Forum.

Titled ‘One belt One Road Asean Economic Community Economic Partnership’, the forum will be held at the G Hotel today (8am to 7.30pm) and tomorrow (8am to 7pm).

Notable speakers include Beijing International Exchange Association Sustainable Development Committee vice-president Zhu Lei, Dr Mustaq Ahmad Memon from the International Environmental Technology Centre of Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (United Nations Environment Programme), and Innovation, Technology, Environment and Sustainability Institute of Strategic and International Studies director Dr Hezri Adnan.

State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the forum is important in meeting challenges of the Asean Economic Community.

“During the forum, there will be seven breakout sessions discussing disaster management; economic development and investment; ecological and sustainable environment; halal food market and services; tourism and culture; human capital development; and health care.

“These are the seven important things which will be discussed and the formation of policy will come from there,” he told a press conference in Komtar.

The forum is open to the public but with limited seats for 300 participants.

Those interested may contact Phee’s office at 04-6505450 or e-mail

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