Ap­ply green tech­nol­ogy, CM urges de­vel­op­ers

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KOTA KIN­A­BALU: De­vel­op­ers were urged to ap­ply green tech­nol­ogy in ev­ery build­ing or premises built.

Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Ap­dal said that be­sides adopt­ing smart tech­nol­ogy in hous­ing de­vel­op­ment, green tech­nol­ogy is cru­cial to bring Sabah a step for­ward, to­wards the in­no­va­tion and cre­ation of eco-friendly premises as well as re­duc­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion.

On be­half of the State Gov­ern­ment, Shafie said he al­ways wel­comed the de­vel­op­ers’ ef­forts to pro­vide the best hous­ing and qual­ity for the peo­ple.

He said the best and qual­ity hous­ing is very im­por­tant as it is in line with the gov­ern­ment’s ef­fort to im­ple­ment a holis­tic way to de­velop the state and suit­able with its goal and as­pi­ra­tions to be­come a de­vel­oped state and coun­try in the fu­ture.

Shafie also said that the gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to work with the pri­vate sec­tor and sup­port in­no­va­tion as dis­played by K-Av­enue.

“Of course, the de­vel­op­ment of this project will put the busi­ness in the state in a bet­ter po­si­tion, thereby en­hanc­ing eco­nomic growth, and cre­at­ing many en­trepreneurial op­por­tu­ni­ties for youths with the ex­is­tence of com­mer­cial cen­ters in the area,” Shafie said yes­ter­day in a speech de­liv­ered on his be­half by Deputy Chief Min­is­ter cum Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Hous­ing Min­is­ter Datuk Jau­jan Sam­bakong at the K-Av­enue Sodomon launch­ing cer­e­mony in Jalan Lin­tas here, yes­ter­day.

The Chief Min­is­ter noted that K-Av­enue by Mega City Av­enue Sdn Bhd show­cased a mod­ern res­i­den­tial area which will be able to com­ple­ment Kota Kin­a­balu’s fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

Hence, he hoped it will ben­e­fit the peo­ple, es­pe­cially the tar­get groups not only to own their own homes but also for com­mer­cial pur­poses.

K-Av­enue is lo­cated near the city cen­ter and about 2.5 km from Kota Kin­a­balu In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

It com­prises three 21-storey tower blocks, with two blocks for com­mer­cial suites, while an­other block for res­i­den­tial pur­poses.

Also present yes­ter­day was the Agri­cul­ture and Food In­dus­try Min­is­ter Junz Wong.

Mean­while, in an in­ter­view, Jau­jan opined that it is more rel­e­vant for the Bu­mi­put­era to be given dis­counts when buy­ing a house rather than pro­vid­ing quota for them.

He said un­til to­day, there was not one ac­cu­rate fact that shows the 30 per cent Bu­mi­put­era quota is en­joyed by the peo­ple.

There­fore, in tack­ling hous­ing is­sues in the state to pro­vide more af­ford­able homes for the peo­ple, Jau­jan said the de­vel­op­ers also have re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards the peo­ple and to act on their Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR).

He said the de­vel­op­ers should go higher quan­tity of houses rather than lux­ury as well as pro­vid­ing houses with a dis­abled­friendly con­cept.

The gov­ern­ment will ease the process when­ever pos­si­ble, thus he hoped for de­vel­op­ers to be tol­er­ant as the gov­ern­ment had been the same to­wards them, Jau­jan added.

The Naval Re­gion 2 of­fi­cers and per­son­nel dur­ing the ap­pre­ci­a­tion cer­e­mony held at Mohd Azim Hall, Ta­man Sa­mud­era.

Jau­jan, Junz (third right) and Ge­orge (sec­ond left) view­ing a scale model of K-Av­enue that com­prises three 21-storey tower blocks.

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