SERDANG, 17 March – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in collaboration with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) have joined hands in establishing the Serdang area as an efficient Green Township in the handling of environmental pollution and solid waste.
UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Radin Umar Radin Sohadi in explaining the project, disclosed the nine collaborative areas, namely community service, the environment, engineering, green township, information resources, safe city, human capital development, municipal services, and environmental enhancement.
“Serdang Green Township” is an initial effort of the many projects planned for the Serdang neighbourhood, which will be conducted by a research team from the faculties of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Science (FBSB), Engineering, and the Centre for Extension, Entrepreneurship and Professional Advancement (APEEC).
“We aspire to establish Serdang as UPM’s social laboratory with hopes to develop the local community as a whole,” he said at the launching of the
“Serdang Green Township”` here.
Meanwhile, MPSJ President, Dato’ Asmawi Kasbi said the “Serdang Green Township” project is part of the MPSJ-UPM Green Initiative to foster the development of a green community and seek to increase the quality of life for the Serdang community.
“The Serdang area was chosen as an example of a development based on caring for the environment in the long run”, he said.
Among the ongoing activities in the project are the Serdang Biomass Township, Knowledge Transfer Programme, Sri Serdang Clean Zone, recycling campaign, and wise plastic consumption awareness.
The various activities of the project are part of a pioneer development programme under the biomass township concept to be implemented over three years, (2011-2013) including LED light installation, which will save electricity consumption of up to 50 percent.
News prepared by Noor Eszereen Juferi 03-8946898 and photo by Mohd Hasrul Hamdan 03-89466189
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