MB Inc Receives Appreciation Plaque for Eco-Schools Project
Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) participated in the “Green City Action Plan (GCAP) Kick-Off: Building Back Better” programme which took place at Aloft, Langkawi on Wednesday and Thursday.
The initiative was a joint effort between the IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA Sub-regions organised by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department (EPU) in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank.
MB Inc explained in a statement that the programme gathered relevant panelists for exchange of ideas on the implementation of the green city action plan in 14 cities nationwide.
According to the statement, the pre-launch of “The Race Towards 1000 Eco-Schools” initiative was also held, officiated by the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy), Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. The effort was the brainchild of Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF).
“The programme has set a target of 1,000 Eco-Schools in Malaysia by 2025.
“Eco-Schools are a global sustainable programme with involvement of 70 countries that have implemented education modules based on environmental sustainability,” the statement highlighted.
Present at the ceremony were the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government
and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi; European Union Ambassador to Malaysia, Michalis Rokas and Perak UPEN Director, Halizah Sipun.
Also present were City Secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak; Perak JPN Director, Aznan Alias and GGAF Executive Director, Dr. Mahadi Mohamad.
MB Inc is also the first government-linked company (GLC) to pioneer and drive a sustainability programme based on the Eco-Schools project at schools in the state.
A joint effort with GGAF, it is supported by the Perak State Education Department to strengthen the initiative.
During the ceremony, MB Inc represented by the General Manager of Strategic Corporate Communications, Siti Kamesah Bee also received a “Eco-Schools – Project Champions” appreciation plaque from Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed for its participation.
MB Inc also received a plaque to mark the 100,000 entries in a virtual run campaign organised by Eco-Schools Perak which involved students and schools in an effort to educate and introduce the programme in the state.