MELAKA, Sept 15 -- Melaka is among 28 cities from 11 countries around the world selected to implement the Smart Grid Awareness and Demonstration Project with RM50 million in funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman said the think thank had been appointed as the implementing agency for the project, while at the international-level, it would be managed by the United Nations (UN).
He said the project, which aims to achieve the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the efficient use of electricity is currently being developed in stages, and it is expected to be completed within five years.
"This pilot project will improve the foundation of smart development on green practices for public transport and mobility in Melaka through zero-emissions vehicles such as electric cars.
"Through this project, energy management will be more organised and can help formulate specific strategies to further reduce the cost of electricity consumption as a whole," he told reporters after the launch ceremony of the project here today.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali officiated the project, while Ministry of Housing and Local Government secretary-general Datuk Zainal Abidin Abu Hassan was also present.
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