A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Gamuda Land on Wednesday at Gamuda Cove with Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and a memorandum of collaboration (MOC) with Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
While the MOC with UniKL intends to increase the effectiveness of waste management throughout three central Gamuda Land townships, the MOU signed with UM and UKM aims to enhance water quality at Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands (PIDW).
"We want to commit to places where we can have the largest effect when it comes to climate action," Gamuda Land executive director Khariza Abd Khalid said. The best way for a town developer to improve the community and work with nature rather than against it is via thoughtful master planning and smart designs. We are happy to collaborate with like-minded institutions who share our green agenda because we are unable to achieve this goal on our own.
According to a news release on Wednesday, UM and UKM will oversee research into the existing water quality at PIDW, and the data will serve as the foundation for Gamuda Parks' biodiversity survey.
Additionally, UM will be responsible for the content curation of the gallery at the Wetlands Arboretum at Gamuda Cove, which will serve as a botanical garden and work to raise awareness and encourage the protection of the diversity of plant species.
While collecting soil samples, food scraps, and garden trash from Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Gardens, and the twenty-five.7 township for scientific study, UniKL will test various waste management techniques.
The data from this study will give our maintenance crew a clear set of guidelines for improving overall waste management in our townships. As we utilise the compost material as bio-fertilisers — as soil enhancer for the growth of plants and trees that beautify our townships — advances in food waste compost management would also improve the overall landscape of Gamuda Land projects, said Khariza.
The Gamuda Green Plan, a framework made up of objectives pushed in the environmental, social, and governance dimensions, was mentioned in the news release as being consistent with these activities. The objective is to reduce the intensity of direct and indirect business greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in 2025 and by 45% in 2030.
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