Friday, November 15, 2013

Malacca council wins Green Apple Award

LONDON: The Malacca Historic City Council won the prestigious Green Apple Award yesterday for its efforts to create a more sustainable place for the future generation.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, who also received the Green Ambassador Award at the House of Commons here, regarded the awards as great milestones for the council.

The Green Ambassador awards honours companies and local councils for their achievements in environmental conservation.

The state won the awards for its Malacca River conservation and beautification project that began in 2001.

The project had successfully transformed the polluted river into a waterway, now a tourist attraction.

"Malacca can be a model for the rest of the world.

There is no end to what we are doing. Our work will continue," Idris said after receiving the award with Mayor Datuk Zainal Abu.

Idris said Malacca had embarked on an aggressive yet sustainable green policy to strengthen the country's commitment made at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen in 2009.

Zainal, who reiterated the chief minister's pledge, said: "We will work to ensure that the aspirations of the state and Federal Governments are achieved."

*Taken from NST Online
**For Green Apple Awards' website, click here,

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