Shaping the future of Iskandar Malaysia into a smart metropolis
The future is something that we as a society have to always look towards for the building of a better life for our families and children. That was the main discussion held during the FIMAC-7 (Futuristic Iskandar Malaysia Advisory Council), together with the 7th Forum Meeting of Technical Working Groups (TWGs) held at Medini Lakeside.
The forum brought together various agencies and departments to talk about a host of different topics, ranging from Smart City Guidelines & Recognition, Smart Solutions for Energy, Big Data Analytics, Smart Services, Smart City Action Plan for Kulai-Sedenak, Property Foresight, Smart City Action Plan for PBTs and Start-Ups, with the main topic being Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiatives in the Iskandar Malaysia Region hosted by Maimunah Jaffar, Head of Planning and Compliance of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).
“What we are doing with some initiatives from our Low Carbon Society Blue Print and Smart City initiatives is that we will be able to reduce 40% of our carbon emission into 18.3 megatons,” said Maimunah. Also through the Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) initiatives, 24% of projected requirement (EE) can be reduced and 12% of energy requirements (projected) by 2025 will be supplied by Renewable Energy, which includes Biomass (5%), Biogas (2%), Solid Waste (11%), Hydro (3%), and Solar PV (79%).
Also during the forum was the election for a new Co-Chairman for FIMAC. Professor Amran Hamzah (Professor in Tourism Planning and Director of the Centre for Innovative Planning and Development, UTM) was successfully re-elected with 23 majority votes for the 3rd year running.