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Sepang council pushes for more eco-friendly practices


INDIVIDUALS and companies based within the jurisdiction of the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) stand a chance of receiving a rebate of up to 5% on assessment.

MPSepang president Datuk Puasa Md Taib said the rebate would be given to those who incorporate low carbon and green features into their buildings.

“Individuals and organisations who install rainwater harvesting systems and solar panels in their homes or buildings stand a chance to get the rebate.

“This rebate has already been implemented and it was one of the strategies I brought to MPSepang from my experience as deputy mayor in Petaling Jaya for nine years,” he said at the launch of the Smart City@Sepang seminar in Cyberview Resort and Spa.

Eleven organisations based in Sepang received recognition for their green efforts during the event.

The event also saw the launch of the council’s Smart City and Low Carbon Cyberjaya 2025 action plan.

Puasa added that the council would be allocating 15% of its RM150mil budget in the coming year to fulfil the initiatives outlined in the action plan.

“We have drawn up 14 initiatives in to transform Sepang into a Low Carbon City by 2025.

“Two of the newest programmes are the Aedes Biobased fuel programme that earned us a gold medal at the International Exhibition Of Inventions Of Geneva and our partnership with Sirim to convert food waste into energy that will be used to power a futsal court in Dengkil.

“By 2020, I hope that our Smart City@Sepang app will be the one app for all transactions, including the payment of assessment.

"That is one of our long-term plans,” he said.

Selangor Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Elizabeth Wong said MPSepang was one of the most proactive council for green initiatives.

“More councils should begin crafting their own framework towards becoming low carbon cities.

“The bare minimum that all councils need to follow is the Low Carbon City Framework outlined by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.

“But each council can come up with their own framework based on their local conditions, in order for them to set achievable goals,” she said.

   

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