Melaka to share ‘green ideas’ with Songkhla, Medan — Idris
MELAKA: Melaka is looking to share green technology ideas and innovation with Songklha in Thailand and Medan in Indonesia, in a vision to transform the three important cities in South- East Asia into fully fledged green cities.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the journey into becoming a green city must be made together by the three cities which were selected as Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Golden Triangle’s ( IMT- GT) flagship green city initiatives.
“We cannot do this alone, ideas and challenges must be shared... we must work together to overcome any challenge and explore new green innovation, thus becoming green city models for the world,” he said at a press conference after officiating the IMT- GT workshop here yesterday.
Idris said Melaka was ready to share its Green City Action Plan (GCAP) with the two cities which comprised all the benchmarks set by IMT- GT for Melaka to become a green city by 2020.
He said GCAP was vital in charting Melaka’s green vision by providing recommendations aimed at maintaining the Hang Tuah state’s competitiveness in tourism and investment destination while keeping environmental challenges at a minimum.
“All parties, government, enforcement and private sectors must comply and follow this plan, especially in initiating new development... the green city initiative is not a job for the government alone,” he noted.
Idris said GCAP would also provide Melaka with a clear path towards becoming a sustainable community and establishing the state as a role model for highend livability in the region. — Bernama
Idris (second right) receives a souvenir from director of Centre for Indonesia-MalaysiaThailand (CIMT), Khun Pairote (left), after delivering his Keynote Address at the Workshop on Indonesia-Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-Gt) Green City Action...