SHAH ALAM – The state government has allocated RM 750,000 for Green Technology and Environmental Technology Grants to 109 associations and organizations from all over Selangor.
EXCO of Environment, Green Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and Consumer Affairs, Hee Loy Sian said 55 of the associations received the Small Environmental Grant while 54 others received the Small Green Technology Grant.
He noted the grant would finance environmental conservation projects and the use of green technology.
“Among the projects that can be implemented are planting trees, waste recycling, environmental education, water conservation, energy conservation as well as education and community awareness of climate change,” he said.
“Hopefully, the associations who receive this grant can make the most of it and implement programmes and projects that will have a high impact on society and the environment,” he added.
He said this when speaking at the Selangor Green Environment and Green Technology Grant Scholarship Ceremony 2019 at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Building, here on 8 July.
Also present was Assistant Director of the Selangor Economic Planning Unit Local Authority Section, Marianie Abdul Rahman.
The Selangor Green Environment and Green Technology Grant Programme was initially implemented last year and had received an overwhelming response.
Commenting further, Loy Sian stated that following the overwhelming response last year, the selangor government, under the Environment and Green Technology Committee, agreed to extend the grant this year.
He said the main objective was to raise public awareness and understanding of the importance of safeguarding the environment and promoting the use of green technology in the daily lives of the people in the state.
“The state government is always committed to addressing environmental problems such as global warming, air pollution, water pollution, flash floods and the extinction of flora and fauna that are gaining public attention,” he said.
“In addition, awareness of the importance of green technology in the community needs technology to be enhanced from time to time towards more efficient, environmentally friendly and renewable energy use.”