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16
Oct 2017

How to Build a Hospital for the People

A lush setting, natural light and ventilation, a comfortable environment, and adaptable staff are what have made Singapore’s Khoo Teck Puat Hospital a special place to get better, architect Jerry Ong tells Eco-Business.   When it rained at the ward tower of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), a 590-bed facility in Yishun, Singapore, nurses dashed to close […]

06
Oct 2017

Sabah Civil Servants’ TN50 Aspirations: Sustainable Development, Environmental Conservation

Sabah civil servants want to see sustainable development and better environmental conservation in the country by 2050. These two aspirations were delivered by participants in the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, here. Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, who led the dialogue session, was impressed with the […]

21
Sep 2017

Hi-tech Fertiliser Plant for Sipitang

Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said the Government’s acceptance of the joint EuroChem and Maire Tecnimont investment proposal to develop a fertiliser plant in the Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) will bring potential economic spinoffs and significant benefits for the State and its people. He said the State Government is taking the […]

21
Sep 2017

Sabah ‘will launch’ Action Plans to Tackle Environmental Woes

Land, air, water, biodiversity and social dimension. These are the five areas of environmental conservation that the state government of Sabah has set out to target in a set of comprehensive policies. The Sabah State Policy on the Environment at the State Assembly, which has been launched by Chief Minister Musa Aman, has been touted […]

18
Sep 2017

Sabah Sees Renewable Energy as Way Out of Poverty and Achieving Economic Growth

Sabah sees renewable energy (RE) production as a sustainable way to provide energy access to the people, while promoting efforts at eradicating poverty, achieving social progress and economic growth. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said initiatives to provide the necessary infrastructure for clean and reliable electricity supply can also benefit locals in terms of […]

11
Sep 2017

Malaysia’s Clean Transport Revolution Shines at Expo 2017

As economic growth raises standards of living in Malaysia, private car ownership has been on the rise among the country’s middle class. The government is pushing for cleaner transport alternatives. Green mobility took centrestage at Malaysia’s showcase of energy efficient and clean modes of transportation at the Expo 2017, a four-month long international exposition on […]

06
Sep 2017

Sabah Looks To Wind and Solar Energy to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Sabah’s renewable energy potential will be fully utilised to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the Federal Government sought to exploit solar and wind energy to reduce fuel subsidies for diesel-fired power generation by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd. Currently, between RM450mil and RM600mil […]

23
Aug 2017

Kudat Set to become Sabah’s Renewable Energy Dynamo

Sabah’s northernmost town, Kudat, is undergoing development to transform it into the state’s centre for renewable energy (RE). According to Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, Kudat’s sunny climate makes it an ideal location for solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation. “To date, some 58 megawatts of solar PV plants have […]

21
Aug 2017

‘Going Green’ is the New Way to Go, Green Minister Tells Youngsters

Dr Maximus Ongkili has urged the younger generation to play their role in promoting green lifestyle, stressing that ‘going green’ is the new way to go. The Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) minister stressed that it is vital for every individual to embrace the green lifestyle, as the nation marches towards green growth. “Economic […]

14
Aug 2017

New Buildings Required to Meet Green Building Requirements

The Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) will require all new building plan submissions here to incorporate energy efficient Overall Transfer Thermal Value (OTTV) and Roof Insulation codes, starting August, 2017. For this purpose, Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai has requested the Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC) to formulate guidelines to be adopted by the building […]