PETALING JAYA (June 27): Property developer Gamuda Land was named a recipient of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award 2020 at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 this evening.
How a property developer overcomes problems and challenges will show its mettle and Gamuda Land certainly proved this when it went all out to solve the sewerage problem at its first master-planned township Bandar Botanic in Klang, Selangor. Despite having handed over the township and the sewerage system to the local authorities, the developer had remained determined to ease the residents’ discomfort and eventually helped find a permanent solution 10 years later.
The award was in recognition of its commitment to ensure the liveability of the townships it has built. The award also recognises developers who are committed to building developments that are designed and built for sustainable and best-in-class property management. The development must also meet the needs of the present and future. Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd was also a recipient of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award this year.
Gamuda Land CEO Ngan Chee Meng in his acceptance speech said it is honoured and humbled by the award.
“I would like to thank our customers for being the center of our motivation and to our employees and staff who made this award happen.
“It is all about the people and the environment, and as a responsible town maker, we always plan and create things around these two themes. We also subscribe to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a group and that shows the direction which we are heading,” said Ngan.
Meanwhile, several Gamuda Land projects were in the limelight at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 with The Cove at Horizon Hills in Johor taking the Gold in the below 10 years non-strata residential category while Horizon Hills itself won a Gold of the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award. Horizon Hills is a joint development with UEM Sunrise Bhd.
The Robertson project in Kuala Lumpur emerged with a Silver in the below 10 years mixed development (entire) category.
Winners of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual awards ceremony with Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin as guest of honour. The event was hosted on EdgeProp Malaysia’s Facebook page on the evening of June 27.
The Awards was organised by EdgeProp Malaysia with partner Nippon Paint Malaysia and supporting partners Panasonic Malaysia and KipleLive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd.