By Norrasyidah Arshad
SEPANG, Dec 10 — Three Selangor government-related companies (GLCs) have won the International Business Review (IBR) Asean Awards 2022 following their outstanding service.
KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) topped the corporate excellence in the utility sector for the smart waste management category, Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) for the government service delivery in the property sector for affordable homes and Tourism Selangor for government service delivery in the tourism sector for tourism promotion strategy.
The prestigious award was presented before Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Sama-Sama Hotel, here last night.
State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han, who was also honoured as one of the award presenters, said that the achievement would inspire the state GLCs to work even harder to meet the demands of the Selangor people.
“The state government is incredibly proud of this recognition. This is a great acknowledgement of our efforts,” he said.
Thirteen more awards were also given to outstanding organisations in the public and private sectors at the ceremony.
Meanwhile, KDEBWM managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir said that the achievement would boost the state agency and its nearly 11,000 employees to deliver the best service in the future.
“As the biggest organisation that manages garbage and solid waste, this demonstrates our dedication. This success serves as motivation for us as we prepare in facing other situations after the Covid-19 pandemic and flooding.
“The issue of illegal waste and high waste collection are other issues we face. After this, we are determined to make strengthen the operating system to enable regular garbage collection,” he said.
In 2020, KDEBWM also won the same award together with Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd for the corporate excellence in the main sector of transformative and sustainable mining management category and Smart Selangor Delivery Unit for delivery of government services in the development of a smart state.