Forest City Named Best Sustainable Green Development In ASEAN Property Awards Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 March 2019: Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City, clinched the coveted Best Sustainable Green Development award in the Des Prix Infinitus ASEAN Property Awards Malaysia last Friday.
The ASEAN Property Awards Malaysia, featuring four sectors this year — development, developer, interior design and special award recognition — welcomed entries from developers and property agents throughout ASEAN countries.
Founded by Des Prix Infinitus Sdn Bhd, the awards offered networking and business opportunities for local and international companies to collaborate on projects in the country.
Country Garden Malaysia and Forest City director of strategy Ng Zhu Hann received the award from Housing and Local Government Minister YB Zuraida Kamaruddin who launched the event.
Hann, in a statement, said: “Winning the award is a prestigious recognition in the property industry and our Industrialised Building System (IBS) plant is one of the biggest contributing factors to our win.”
“Our IBS facility has been supplying 13 types of components to the Forest City development in the past 2 years, such as staircase, balcony, air-cond ledge, slab and columns which were produced in the plant that has 8 production lines.
“IBS is the way forward for the construction industry to reducing wastage, pollution, the dependency on foreign labour and raises the quality and standard of construction.
“Our IBS facility is the largest fully-automated factory in the country that has created 300 job opportunities with 83 per cent of the jobs taken up by locals. The plant is in line with the nation policy on building affordable housing in the next 4 years,” Hann said.
Forest City, which has a sprawling landscape area totalling 1,022,078.35 sq m, has achieved its green & smart city, tourism and M.I.C.E, healthcare and training & education among its eight core pillars of industrial development.
Hann said it is now moving toward its commercial and industrial components under its Industry Integration Blueprint 2020 and aims to attract high-tech industries to the 417-acre industrial hub between now and 2020.
“An area covering 4,000 sq m have been allocated as a digital hub space where there will be e-commerce activities and incubators for start-ups,” he added.
CGPV has in October picked up the United Nations Global Model of City-Industry Integration Award during the 2018 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) in Bangkok. It was the third time Forest City had represented Malaysia and won the recognition from SCAHSA.
In 2017 Forest City won the Global Model of Green Building Industrial Park award for the IBS Base and in 2016, it clinched the Global Human Settlements Award on Planning and Design.