PJ gearing up to be green city

Green effort: Ahmat Mohayen (second from left) putting up the Matikan Enjin (turn off your engines) sign in front of the MBPJ headquarters in Jalan Yong Shook Lin. With him are (from left) councillors Richard Yeoh, Khairul Anuar Ahmad Zainudin and R. Selvarajan.

By TAN KARR WEI karrwei@thestar.com.my

“Among the other programmes we have are the PJ Green Figure Award (Anugerah Tokoh Hijau PJ), assessment rebate for home owners who adopt green measures and an audit on the council’s energy usage,” he said.

He said an engine left running for about 10 minutes each day would cost 16 sen and the council stood to lose about RM5,000 a year if the engines of each of its 311 vehicles were left running for 10 minutes each day.

“We have put up signs around here and will also be distributing flyers to our employees and visitors,” he said.

Project coordinator and One Stop Centre director Lee Lih Shyan said MBPJ’s security guards would be on the lookout for people who leave their engines on while in the premises.

“We will advise the drivers to turn off their engines. If they insist on keeping it on, we will ask them to leave our premises.

“MBPJ drivers and enforcement officers will also be told to turn off their engines when not in use,” he said.

Ahmat Mohayen said they would eventually extend the initiative to other premises under the council like the libraries, Menara MBPJ, the Landscape Department building, the Mechanical and Electrical department and multi-purpose halls.

Article from http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=%2F2011%2F8%2F16%2Fcentral%2F9304316&sec=central

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