KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- A two-day conference on Eco Terengganu
2011 kicked off today which aims to critically analyze and explore potentials of
developing a sustainable Terengganu, among other things.
Chairman of the State Committee on Industry, Trade and Environment Datuk Toh
Chin Yaw said the conference was the best platform for the Terengganu local
community, academicians, businesses, government agencies and local
non-governmental organisation (NGO) to engage in a multi-stakeholder discourse
that concerned the development of Terengganu as a sustainably managed state.
"Terengganu is rich with natural resources and it is high time that we
appreciate what we have and make a concerted effort to protect our beaches, and
turtle nesting areas from further destruction.
"It is our hope that Eco Terengganu will open our eyes to how we can
capitalise on Terengganu’s potentials in a way that will benefit the people of
Terengganu," he said after officiating the conference held in Pulau Duyong,
The conference is divided into three segment which is The Business Case, The
Environment Case and The social case.
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The business case will highlight on green business tools, opportunities and
technology that can protect the economic future of Terengganu.
Philip Ling, Business Environment Manager for DiGi Telecommunications
highlighted how the company’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent
resulted in in-house initiatives to create a green mindset that is embedded in
their work culture.
The conference will continue with ''The Environment Case'' aimed at raising
awareness on environmental degradation.
The speakers included Nik Mohd Maseri of World Wide Fund for Nature
Malaysia, Dr Abdul Rani Abdullah Baginda of Progressive Impact Corporation
Berhad (PICORP) and Joanna Tang, Senior Researcher, Maritime Institute of
The highlight of ''The Social Case'' will be on recycling cooking oil by
Vinesh Sinha, Managing Director of Fathopes Energy.
President and Founder of EcoKnights Yasmin Rasyid said the inaugural
conference attracted 76 participants and the organizers hoped to increase the
number next year.