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NTP emphasises sustainability, minimal impact on environment

A sustainable transportation system with minimal impact to the environment and natural resources is among the priorities outlined under the National Transport Policy (NTP) 2019-2030. 

Pulau Bait residents benefiting from hybrid solar system

SEMPORNA, Oct 16  --  Although Pulau Bait is still not connected to the electricity grid system, the power supply is still accessible to the islanders for 24 hours after the establishment of the Hybrid Solar System (HSS).

Serba Dinamik's units secure RM682.81 mln contracts

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd’s (SDHB) wholly-owned subsidiaries, Serba Dinamik International Ltd (SDIL) and Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd (SDSB), have secured five contracts with a combined estimated value of RM682.81 million.

CPO futures end higher for second consecutive day

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16  -- The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed higher for the second consecutive day today following news that Malaysia would work with India to address the palm oil issue.

LEP 2.0 revitalises Malaysia-Japan bilateral ties - Syed Hamid

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 16 -- The introduction of the Look East Policy (LEP) 2.0 has revitalised the bilateral ties between Malaysia and Japan after the policy was not emphasised during the previous administration, said former foreign minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

Lebanon keen to improve trade ties with Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16-- Lebanon is keen to strengthen bilateral trade and investment with Malaysia, especially in its priority sectors, namely energy, water and wastewater, solid waste, infrastructure, telecommunications, and agro-industry.

Hong Leong Bank allocates RM500 mln to fund renewable energy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16  -- Hong Leong Bank has committed RM500 million in financing for renewable energy (RE) for the next four years to support the government’s goal to increase the share of RE to 20 per cent of the country’s power mix by 2025.

Malaysia to work diplomatically with India on palm oil issue - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16  -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will have to work diplomatically if India decides to restrict the imports of Malaysian palm oil.

Green Transport The Way Forward

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

This article is in conjunction with the launch of the National Transport Policy tomorrow (Oct 17).

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The yearly hike in the number of vehicles clogging up city roads has resulted in a pressing need for the adoption of more green transport initiatives in Malaysia.

Currently, about 90 percent of vehicles in Malaysia are fossil-fuelled and land transport is known to be among the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

This situation warrants more aggressive mobilisation of measures to facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to green energy such as biofuels and energy harnessed from renewable sources such as solar, hydro and wind, said Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia senior lecturer in electrical and electronic engineering Associate Prof Dr Sawal Hamid Md Ali.

Govt's lead in EPC implementation will boost private sector's confidence

The implementation of energy performance contracts (EPCs) by the government is expected to boost private sector building owners’ confidence to adopt the EPC model, says Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned renewable energy (RE) company of Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

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