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Forest City developer wins UN-link city-industry integration award

Country Garden Holdings Vice General Manager of Overseas Division, Dr. Kelly Wang (right) receiving the award from Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator of United Nations Centre for Regional Development.

Country Garden Holdings Vice General Manager of Overseas Division, Dr. Kelly Wang (right) receiving the award from Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator of United Nations Centre for Regional Development.

Ahirul Ahirudin
Written by Ahirul Ahirudin

KUALA LUMPUR – November 1, 2018: Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd yesterday bagged the coveted Global Model of City-Industry Integration Award at the 2018 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) in Bangkok.

This is the third time that the developer of Forest City project in Johor has won an award at the prestigious international event with the others being the Global Model of Green Building Industrial Park Award last year and Planning and Design Award in 2016.

CGPV and Forest City director of strategy Ng Zhu Hann in his speech at the event said the company has invested RM730 million to build the largest and most advance Industrialised Building System (IBS) facility in Southeast Asia.

“Sustainability is a big word, but this philosophy carries a huge responsibility which includes developing the world with the future generation in mind.

“This is a testament to our claims to champion green and sustainable development. We are proud to represent Malaysia at the global stage once again and this United Nation-linked award recognises Forest City and our effort in building a city industry integrated development at the highest level.

“Building a sustainable green and smart city is the future of urban development. Unprecedented and rapid urbanisation poses many challenges to the world but at the same time, scientific and technological revolution presents great opportunities for urban planning and development,” said Ng.

“In order to ensure that Malaysia and its people benefit from the developments, public-private partnership is the way forward as this will take account of the public interest, especially those from B40 and M40 segments,” he added.

SCAHSA is one of the highlights of the annual sessions of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), a two-day event held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The forum is co-organised by the GFHS and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

CGPV, the master developer of Forest city, is a joint venture between Country Garden and Esplanade 88 Danga Bay Sdn Bhd, an associated company of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor.

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