Putrajaya to host meet on green cities

PERBADANAN Putrajaya (PPj) has taken the initial step towards a Green Action Plan for the administrative capital by organising the International Conference on Green Cities on Feb 23 and 24.

The event will be held in co-operation with the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP), the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KETTHA) as well as the National Green Technology Centre.

The conference at the Sri Siantan Conference Hall, Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex, will start with an official opening by Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and will conclude with a workshop and a technical tour on the Feb 24.

A total of 12 speakers - eight from the United States, Austria, China, Singapore and Indonesia have confirmed their participation to deliver papers on Green City and Green Technology related topics at the conference.

PPj corporate communications deputy director Zaharah Selamat said the conference was part of PPj’s Urban Conference Series and apart from the city officials, the targeted participants are mayors, councillors and officers from city councils and municipalities, developers, real estate players and professionals such as town planners, architects, property valuers, engineers, landscape architects and lawyers.

“The conference might also interest financial institutions, green technology suppliers as well as members of the community,’’ added Zaharah.

This initial step by PPj was in line with the Malaysian government’s National Green Technology Policy which was launched in July last year, with the aim of enhancing the nation’s environmental sustainability by reducing its carbon footprint.

The government had announced its carbon footprint through four primary pillars of energy, environment, economy and social perspective and has made Putrajaya and Cyberjaya the pioneers of Green Technology City.

For further details, visit www.ppj.gov.my

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