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Melaka needs financial boost to improve garbage management from Budget 2018


MELAKA: The state government hopes to receive financial boost from the Federal Government for certain sectors, particularly for the solid waste management system in the Budget 2018.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said he hoped for a substantial allocation to address rubbish disposal problem as the state’s landfill in Sungai Udang was reaching its capacity.
“Solid waste management is a top priority. With 1,200 tonnes of rubbish produced daily, we are concerned that there will no longer be enough space at the landfill to accommodate more waste,” he said after opening the 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable On Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) at Melaka International Trade Centre here today.
The three-day APRSCP, aimed at achieving green growth, involved 200 participants from 19 countries.
Idris proposed that the federal government introduce a mechanism to convert solid waste into energy as a long-term solution to reduce the amount of solid waste at landfills.
“In line with this programme (on sustainable consumption and production), the state government is expecting the federal government to allocate funds to manage waste efficiently.”
The Chief Minister also hoped for allocations in other sectors including tourism, education, agriculture and agro-based as well as the housing sector.
“Melaka is a vibrant state and its infrastructure development must be in tandem with population growth.
“We hope allocations will also be provided to address traffic congestion especially now that motorists are experiencing massive jams just to get into the city centre from the highway,” he said.
He said the state government expected that it would receive 10 per cent more in allocation compared that in this year’s budget.
Earlier in his speech, Idris said the level of awareness on reducing solid waste among people in Melaka was still low with an average of a person producing a kilogram of rubbish daily.
He said there were still those who were not receptive towards the state’s “No Plastic Bag Day” campaign.


Kelly Koh - October 24, 2017 @ 2:55pm - www.nst.com.my

Bajet 2018: Melaka Harap Fokus Kepada Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal

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MELAKA, 24 Okt (Bernama) -- Kerajaan Negeri Melaka berharap Bajet 2018 yang akan dibentangkan Jumaat ini turut memberi penekanan kepada penambahbaikan berhubung isu pembuangan sisa pepejal di negeri ini, kata Ketua Menteri Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
Beliau berkata sistem pengurusan sisa pepejal yang sistematik dan memerlukan kos yang tinggi itu penting berikutan Melaka yang menghasilkan sampah kira-kira 1,200 tan sehari sudah tidak mempunyai tanah untuk dijadikan tapak pelupusan sampah yang baharu.
"Penambahbaikan ini penting untuk diberi penekanan pada Bajet 2018 kelak memandangkan meskipun 'sel baharu' telah dibuka di tapak pelupusan sedia ada, namun ia masih belum menjamin pengurangan kepadatan sampah yang diterima setiap hari.
"Melaka berhadapan dengan kekangan pelupusan sampah. Kita sudah tiada tanah, Melaka negeri kecil... kita harap kerajaan persekutuan sediakan peruntukan untuk pengurusan sistem sisa pepejal," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Persidangan Meja Bulat Asia Pasifik ke-13 mengenai kelestarian pengeluaran dan penggunaan (APRSCP), di Pusat Dagangan Antarabangsa Melaka (MITC), Ayer Keroh di sini hari ini.
Turut hadir Presiden Persatuan Penyelidikan dan Pengurusan Alam Sekitar Malaysia (Ensearch) K. N. Gobinathan dan Pengerusi Penganjur APRSCP Datuk Halimah Hassan.
Persidangan tiga hari yang berakhir 26 Okt ini turut dihadiri 200 peserta dari 19 negara termasuk Jepun, Thailand, Australia dan Indonesia.
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang juga Menteri Kewangan dijadual membentangkan Bajet 2018 di Dewan Rakyat, Jumaat ini.
Sementara itu, Idris berkata pihaknya mencadangkan penambahan sekurang-kurangnya 10 peratus jumlah peruntukan bajet 2018 berbanding tahun lepas bagi memberi fokus kepada penambahbaikan infrastruktur rakyat yang lain di negeri ini.
"Ini termasuk pembangunan jaringan jalan bagi mengatasi masalah kesesakan lalu lintas di Melaka yang mana seperti semua sedia maklum negeri ini akan menjadi negeri yang semakin pesat selepas pelaksanaan projek Rel Berkelajuan Tinggi (HSR) yang dijangka beroperasi sepenuhnya pada 2026.
"Selain itu, kita berharap perhatian turut diberikan kepada penambahbaikan sektor pelancongan, pendidikan, pertanian dan perumahan di negeri ini," katanya.

October 24, 2017 16:19 PM - www.bernama.com

Astro VBuzz Interview on SCP

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How it pays to go green with Cenviro


KUALA LUMPUR: Many might think that the cost of building a green and sustainable building is much, much more than that of a normal building.
But it's not. Cenviro Sdn Bhd (Cenviro) managing director, Khalid Bahsoon, said the cost only differs between five and 10 percent.But you must choose your material well, he said.
In an interview on Market Talk on Wednesday, Khalid noted that some of the more established companies, particularly in western countries, had seen a significant increase in profits after they become green.

"I believe the public and stakeholders generally want to see a better treatment of the environment. People seem to be more willing to invest in and participate with companies which are more green. That's the route to go.
"And in Southeast Asia, there's a lot of room for companies here to be more sustainable and profitable," he told Astro AWANI business editor and host Ibrahim Sani.

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September 20, 2017

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The Star Newspaper Article "Sustaining Our Sources"


WILL increasing water and electricity rates help reduce consumption and wastage? Is solar energy the next big “alternative” wave? How do we keep our rivers clean?
All these issues were addressed in a recent interview with Energy,Green Technology and Water Ministry's (KeTTHA) secretary general Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang

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8-Aug-17

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GROWING A GREEN ECONOMY IN MALAYSIA


It has become increasingly obvious that issues of energy and environment cannot be ignored if development, economic fortitude, and societal well-being are the goals of a country. Back in 2011, Malaysia had an ambitious plan to build a “green economy”, in line with this. We discuss what a truly green economy looks like and what Malaysia's national green economy framework reflects, with YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia.


YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia
21-Aug-17

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SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION DEMYSTIFIED


By 2050, the world population will reach 9.5 billion, 70 per cent of which will live in resource-intensive urban areas. As economic growth also accelerates, the signals are getting clearer: the Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems will simply not support ‘business as usual’ for much longer. Goal 12 of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs) aims at ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. We discuss why this is imperative for sustainable development with Dr Anthony Chiu and Dr Hari Ramalu Ragavan, who are both involved with the 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP)


Dr Anthony Chiu, Board of Trustee Member, APRSCP | Dr Hari Ramalu Ragavan, Technical Committee Chairperson, 13th APRSCP.
24-Jul-17

Unwrapping Sustainable Packaging

Under constant pressure from governments, the media and consumers alike, the packaging industry is increasingly considering how its products can be made more sustainable. This is in the face of unprecedented environmental impacts on the planet due to waste generation, particularly in the fast-urbanising Asia-PaciHic.
Sustainable packaging is a topic that will be addressed at the upcoming 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) in October in Melaka.


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Roundtable Advances Sustainable Consumption and Production for Growth

From policy and management to lifestyles and thinking, the world needs to raise its game to minimise its impacts on the environment while pursuing economic growth. In October, a regional roundtable is bringing together stakeholders to share impactful ideas and Eindings on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in order to elevate smart partnerships in terms of policies, professionalism and practices.
Held from the 24th to the 26th of October 2017 in Melaka, the Asia PaciEic Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is a platform for governments, businesses, academics and non-governmental organisations to effectively scale up efforts in SCP. Among other things, it aims to propel private-public sector collaborations in SCP implementation and ownership towards green growth.


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Issued by ENSEARCH , 9-Mar-2017

Sustainable consumption and production key to better future

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Melaka to host APAC roundtable in October, which will look into innovation, green financing and packaging industry

Work to reduce carbon emission in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is progressing and is unlikely to be affected by the US’ decision to withdraw from climate change agreements in Paris, said an industry observer.
Prof Anthony Shun Fung Chiu from Philippine-based De La Salle University said governments in the region remained committed on their shared responsibility to reduce climate change and its negative impact on the environment and the economy.“It’s unlikely that the governments will renege on the commitment,” Shun, who is also a United Nation’s (UN) International Resource Panel member, told The Malaysian Reserve in a recent interview.


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Issued by ENSEARCH , 9-Mar-2017