Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hasan has his face scanned to launch MUF 2023 flanked by Nga Kor Ming and Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi. From left are Datuk Dr Hazland Abang Hipni and Datuk Len Talif Salleh. — Borneo Post pic
KUCHING, Nov 7 — The Sarawak government’s Kuching Smart City Master Plan for low carbon mobility and smart city infrastructure here will be extended to other urban areas in the state, said Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
The deputy premier said the master plan will balance environmental sustainability and urbanisation, safe and liveable city, with a holistic urban planning.
“(This will be) taking into consideration the needs for housing, sewage and waste management, irrigation and drainage system, parks and greens, as well as recreational facilities, including educational and public amenities. It also addresses issues relating to urban poverty and traffic management,” he said when launch the Malaysia Urban Forum (MUF) 2023 on behalf of Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg today.
Awang Tengah, who is also second minister of natural resources and urban development, said the Sarawak government is committed to a Net Zero Carbon Future.
As the region’s hub for clean energy, he said Sarawak has assumed the lead in several clean energy initiatives that will serve as the cornerstone of a robust and sustainable economy.