SHAH ALAM, April 25 — State subsidiary company Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd (LLSB) has been recognised by the Green World Awards 2023 for its efforts in implementing the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) initiative.
This is the second instance of recognition for LLSB and SMG, the first being a silver award for the Best Government Sustainability Initiative at the Gulf Sustainability Awards 2022.
For the Green World Awards 2023, LLSB won the Gold Award for Sustainability in Government. The trophy and certificate were presented during a ceremony yesterday in Miami, the United States.
Receiving the award from The Green Organisation founder cum chief executive officer Roger Wolens was LLSB’s corporate services director Nini Shazrina Ahmad Shamli, and Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) or MBI chief executive officer Norita Mohd Sidek, whose organisation serves as LLSB’s holding company.
The Green World Awards 2023, a global campaign to find the world’s greenest countries, companies, and communities, saw LLSB competing against over 500 other nominations worldwide this year.
Asides from achieving the Gold Award for Sustainability in Government, it has also been invited to join the Green World Ambassadors movement.
Their winning paper will be published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practices, so others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.
“This international award is an important recognition of the work we are doing in Selangor to rejuvenate Sungai Klang by striving for a balance between development and conservation.
“SMG is a project that goes beyond beautification to address water management, water security and sustainable development. This initiative involves multiple stakeholders, and as such, the success of the SMG project can only be achieved through partnerships with like-minded organisations,” said Norita, who is also a member of LLSB’s board of directors.
SMG strives to improve Sungai Klang, making it viable for new economic opportunities and for the social well-being of communities along and around the river.
Some of its accomplishments thus far include the removal of over 85,000 metric tonnes of waste since 2016, increasing the river water quality from Class V to a Class III average, and beginning flood mitigation works via the deepening and widening of an estimated 56km length of Sungai Klang, among others.
Others include successfully delivering an upgraded riverside public park at Taman Awam Pangkalan Batu Klang, upgrading a soon-to-open mangrove conservation park near Port Klang, initiating River Education Trips with local fishermen operating river taxis, and commencing sustainable development work to raise the value of Sungai Klang’s surrounding area and provide potential income opportunities and job creation to local communities.
The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group that began in 1994, and is dedicated to recognising, rewarding, and promoting environmental best practices around the world.
They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management, and other independent bodies.