A leading Malaysian urban property and infrastructure developer Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) has offered to partner with Pakistani counterparts to share and implement sustainable development technologies in developing Green buildings to reduce the cost of maintenance and maintain a healthy environment.
“We can share our expertise with our Pakistani counterparts as well as our range of sustainable development technologies in developing Green buildings, an innovation which is now gaining momentum throughout the world as it has been proven, in the long term, to reduce the cost of building maintenance,” said Datuk Mohamad Salim Bin Fateh Din, Group Managing Director (GMD) of MRCB during a briefing given to Mr. Shahid Kiani, Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia and other officials of Pakistan High Commission during their visit to Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur (SSKL), an urban hub being developed by the MRCB in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier, Mr. Shahid Kiani and his team were shown different parts of Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur (SSKL), accompanied by Datuk Mohamad Salim who showed them the various facilities, retail convenience stores and the wide variety of food outlets provided for about 160,000 daily users of SSKL. Members and officer-bearers of Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council were also present.
Datuk Mohamad Salim, a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz award from Pakistan and known to the Pakistani business fraternity for his role as the head of the Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council (MPBC), said his Group was keen on playing a pivotal role in inviting property developers and companies from Pakistan to share the Group’s success stories, such as developing the SSKL transportation hub; urban renewal projects like the Little India cultural and tourism area in Brickfields; and environmental mitigation and rehabilitation projects at several river mouths and beaches in Malaysia.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shahid Kiani lauded the role being played by Datuk Salim for facilitating business collaborations between Pakistan and Malaysia and believed Pakistan offered a lot of scope for civil, environmental and energy infrastructure development projects, including beach rehabilitation projects, road works, road concessions, educational colleges, hospitals, power plants and high-voltage transmission networks. “I am sure there is a lot of scope for Pakistani developers to learn from the Malaysian practices and replicate them in cities like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad which also offer a huge potential for such projects,” he added.