Melaka expects RM5.4b in green technology investments by 2020

MELAKA, March 3 — Melaka expects to generate more than RM5.4 billion in green technology investments by 2020, the State Assembly was told today.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the investments would be made up of energy-efficient building construction, eco-solar parks, waste management and green tourism.

“Melaka is the most active state in promoting green technology and is making green practices a lifestyle,” he said when tabling the motion of thanks to the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka’s address to the State Assembly, here today.

The motion was seconded by Datuk Lim Ban Hong (BN-Klebang).

Among green technology investments earmarked for Melaka are the RM86 million solar farm developed by Gading Kencana Sdn Bhd in Green Technology City, Jasin and turning nine buildings into energy-efficient buildings at the cost of RM20 million through the Danish Climate Investment Fund’s contribution.

To an oral question from Khoo Poay Tiong (DAP-Ayer Keroh), Idris said the state’s government outstanding loan to the federal government stood at RM861.7 million while state agencies borrowed RM225.73 millions from financial institutions and owed them RM192.06 million until Jan 31 this year.

He said the state government’s reserve amounted to RM206.61 million last years compared with RM217.13 million in 2013. — Bernama

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