FOR their role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, two city councils in Selangor won diamond awards presented by Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) Ministry.
The city councils were Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) and Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad presented the awards to senior representatives of the city councils at the Low Carbon City 2022 award ceremony in Shah Alam.
MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department said in a statement that it received the diamond award for the Bandar Sunway zone project which recorded a reduction of 25.15% in greenhouse gas emissions.
The project started in 2018 with a focus on energy, water, waste and green aspects.
“MBSJ will commit to ensuring the city’s sustainability remains good, in line with the MBSJ Strategic Plan 2020-2025, under the sustainable development thrust,” the media statement said.
Meanwhile, MBSA raked in an impressive 25 diamond awards – three under the zone category and 22 under the partner category.
MBSA Corporate and Public Relations Division said in a statement that the projects under the zone category comprised those in Section 14, Section 1 and Section 5.
Under the partner category, five buildings belonging to MBSA were recognised, namely Wisma MBSA, MBSA’s branch offices in Setia Alam, Sungai Buloh and Kota Kemuning as well as the Section 17 Bus Terminal.
The other 17 strategic partners’ buildings that won under the partner category included the Selangor government’s office, Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Avisena Specialist Hospital as well as buildings belonging to Sirim Bhd, Management And Science University, UOW Malaysia and Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).
“MBSA also received the Most Active Local Authority Special Award, which was introduced for the first time this year,” said the city council.
“The award was given in appreciation of MBSA’s commitment and continuous efforts in reducing carbon emissions, in line with Malaysia’s aspiration to be a carbon neutral country by early 2050.
“This has also been mapped out in the Shah Alam Low-Carbon Action Plan 2035.
“MBSA will continue to empower the low-carbon city initiative to ensure the transformation towards low-carbon city status can be achieved by 2035,” said MBSA.
The event, organised by Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation, recognises local authorities, government agencies and private companies for their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the Low Carbon Cities 2030 Challenge.