KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Oct – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) grabbed the ‘Greentech University Award 2012’ under the silver category at the Malaysia ‘GreenTech University Award 2012’ award presenting ceremony held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
The GreenTech Malaysia Award recognized initiatives by individuals, companies and organizations that brought improvements and positive changes to the environment and have contributed efficiently toward the success of green technology development in Malaysia.
Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin who officiated the event also presented the award to UPM’s representative, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry Relations and Community) Prof. Ir. Dr. Renuganth Varatharajoo.
UPM shared the the ‘Greentech University Award 2012’ under the silver category with Asia Pacific ICTI Sdn Bhd. There were five categories contested, which are Platinum, Gold, Silver, Special Awards and ASEAN Energy Awards.
Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Dato’ Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, said the government will continue the effort to create more business opportunities and investments that are of green technology based for local entrepreneurs and business sectors.
“Focus will be on efforts of varying local green service products that can reduce impact on the environment, for instance climate change, pollution and the scarcity of water and energy resources.
“In this matter, my ministry will strive to do our best in ensuring that green initiatives will continue to be the main agenda,” he said in his speech.
In addition, Tan Sri Muhyiddin said the award would be the catalyst to more implementation in green initiatives and having big potentials toward country development.
“It is the government’s hope that the award recipients will continue to assist them in spreading the awareness on the importance of green practice and generally toward the national green technology development,” he said at the award ceremony hosted by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation and the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.