27th January 2019
Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, Batu Pahat, Johor
Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Batu Pahat City Council (MPBP)
On 27th January 2019, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Batu Pahat City Council (MPBP) had a Memorandum of Association (MOA) on urban transportation towards low carbon Penggaram town 2030. MPBP chose Penggaram as their case study because this area is one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia, specifically in industrial development and education. As a rapidly developing city and growing population density, there are few aspects that had been considered a long-term goal for the local community such as the awareness of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Which is why MBPB has mobilized the best initiatives by involving 13 agencies that together helped towards the low-carbon town which has targeted in 2030. As a university that has created many intellectuals and professionals, UTHM has played an important role in helping MPBP to fulfill the commitment that had been set off. Since UTHM’s niche area focusing on sustainable technology and transportation, UTHM is given a great mandate to undertake research and development of low-carbon urban transport development to realize MPBP’s desire to make Kota Penggaram as one of the low-carbon by 2030. Besides, UTHM will also be bench marked by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation in preparing the Low Carbon Town Transport Planning and Improvement Plan Framework for the town of Penggaram to be implemented in other areas throughout the country in the future. This will be one of the efforts and cooperation with the industry as well as contributing to the local community.