By Sheeda Fathil
PETALING JAYA, June 3 — Some 1,978 residents of Petaling Jaya who practice green initiatives will receive an assessment tax rebate worth RM652,068.17.
Petaling Jaya City Council Deputy Mayor (MBPJ) Sharipah Marhaini Syed Ali said the rebait will only be offered to homeowners who have carried out eco-friendly initiatives.
She said the initiatives include saving on electricity and water, good waste management, using public transport as well as planting trees around their residences.
“The assessment tax rebate scheme is among the most important programmes under ‘Thematic Low Carbon City MBPJ’ and has been implemented since July 2011. In the past 12 years, we have received 2,193 applications.
“It is also a gesture of appreciation for Petaling Jaya residents who have carried out eco-friendly lifestyles, which in turn makes the city green and low-carbon,” Sharipah said.
The deputy mayor was speaking at the launch of the Petaling Jaya 2022 Green Environmentally-Friendly Home Assessment Tax Rebate Scheme and the MBPJ eRebat app, at the council’s headquarters earlier today.
She added qualified applications will receive up to a 100 per cent rebate, or RM500 will be credited into the assessment tax account of the homeowner.
Sharipah said last year 31 out of 222 applicants qualified for the 100 per cent rebate, which is an indicator that Petaling Jaya’s residents are in constant support of the sustainable lifestyle as carried out by MBPJ.
“This year residents can apply online via the MBPJ eRebat app which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple Store from June 3 to August 31, 2022,” she said.
The app was developed by MBPJ in cooperation with the Environment and Water Ministry via the Green Technology Application for Low Carbon Cities programme, with an allocation of RM150,000.
Members of the public who wish to get further information can contact the Low Carbon Green City of Petaling Jaya task force secretariat, and the MBPJ Solid Waste Management Department and Public Cleaning at 03-7954 1440.