THERE’S a need to focus on four pillars to ensure a sustainable approach in developing Petaling Jaya, says Petaling Jaya MP Lee Chean Chung.
He said the four pillars were addressing climate change, improving public transportation within city limits, providing better education and training for youths, and ensuring a harmonious living environment.
He was speaking at the launch of his service centre in Petaling Jaya Old Town.
The centre, which has been operational since March, is located at No.78-1, Jalan Othman 1/14 in Section 1. It is open from 10am to 4pm on weekdays.
In his speech, Lee talked about the importance of sustainable development.
“There is a need to address climate change as seen in the recent hot spell that hit Selangor.
“We also need to encourage more people to use public transport to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars.
“This is in line with Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) efforts to be a low-carbon city.
“We will look into more technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for the youths.
“It is a tall order creating a more harmonious Petaling Jaya but with the support from the people, we can make it all happen,” he said.
Lee said the delay in opening his service centre was due to having to sort out the tenancy agreement with the building owner.
“We also needed some time for renovation to be completed,” he said, adding that the centre was located near Pasar Besar Jalan Othman and accessible via public transport.
“I appeal to Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari to enhance the first and last-mile transport within the township.”
Amirudin, who was present during the launch, said Petaling Jaya Old Town had existed since the early 1960s.
“The area has undergone considerable development over the years,” he said.
“And it is also part of the redevelopment and rejuvenation of the city.”