The 8th International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2017) saw the unveiling of the Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP) that outlines the country’s strategic plans for green technology development to create a low carbon and resource efficient economy.
With the theme ‘Powering Green Cities’, the IGEM 2017 was officiated by Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), and is co-organised by the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia). This year’s edition features 350 booths from 20 countries and is set to attract 25,000 visitors throughout the three days from 11 October 2017. The event also aims to generate about RM1.6 billion (bn) in business leads for the green industry.
“The GTMP provides a consistent framework to align the strategic goals of stakeholders across the country, enabling a concerted national effort to leverage on green technology. It will also catapult Malaysia’s green technology growth with targeted revenues of RM180bn and more than 200,000 jobs by 2030,” states Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus.
He continues by saying how GTMP will probably pave the way for a greener future by laying the foundation for a holistic shift in socio-economic development and deliver long-term results that will cement Malaysia’s position as a forerunner in the global green movement.
The exhibition floor showcases a wide variety of green innovations in developing sustainable cities in the areas of green energy, green transport, green buildings and green industry.
Apart from that, several strategic partnerships were forged during the IGEM 2017, which includes a tripartite agreement between PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, TNB Energy Services and GreenTech Malaysia, aiming to boost the network of electric charging stations across the country. A Memorandum of Understanding was also inked between Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and Green Tech Malaysia for the development of Prasarana’s sustainability blueprint.