Sunday, June 2, 2013

'Green tech', a transformation programme in town planning and housing industry

Minister of Local Government & Housing Datuk Haji Hajiji Haji Noor has urged parties involved in town planning and housing industry to support the government’s aspiration in its move towards “green technology”.

He said government is creating an environment conducive for the development of green technology in the state and it is expected to open up new business opportunities in the property industry. This will encourage strong property investments.

He also expressed his hopes for every member of the department and ministry to adopt the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) by transforming its services’ efficiencies for the better.

Apart from that, Hajiji was reportedly urging town planners to be sensitive and far-sighted in coming up with more strategic and holistic planning to create towns that can provide high-quality living for its residents.

He said town planners need to resolve the current planning issues which are the main challenge to the transformation programme in order to improve the quality of service delivery. This means the issues of slow plan approvals, land use, planning standard and so on must be tackled to make these more efficient.

The usage of new technology like digital mapping was a wise move in dealing with land planning and development issues for the good of all, he added.


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