JOHOR BARU: A local developer has been promoting the use of effective microorganism (EM) technology in their projects since six years ago as part of their effort to preserve the environ-ment.
Dynasty View Sdn Bhd chief executive officer KK Wong said that the Seri Austin township, was not just about selling houses to consumers but to promote a healthy environment for its purchasers.
“Our passion and commitment towards green city has led us to be recognised as the first Smart Healthy City and Communities Township and model township in Iskandar Malaysia,” he said.
Wong added that local authorities even recognised two of its parks as “smoke free” and also it was also the first to have designated bicycle lanes in the state.
He was speaking to reporters during their World Earth Day celebrations 2014 here recently.
During the event, a competition was held among 108 students to create EM mud balls.
“A total of 6,255 mudballs were created and SMK Taman Daya won the secondary category while SK Taman Daya won in the primary category,” he added.
Among the highlight of the event included a cycling event around the township, mud ball throwing into the Sri Austin lake and tree planting ceremony.
There was also a public exhibition by Southern Waste Management (SWM), the Johor Health Department and the Johor Bari City Council’s drainage department to give tips on preserving the environment.