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By Yee Mei & Karen Bong
KUCHING, Sept 19: Real estate developers in Sarawak are encouraged to produce Green Building Index (GBI)-certified buildings that will increase the value of the building itself, says Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“The Prime Minister was here last week, and he asked me to share our green economy with the Federal government.
“Hopefully, we will be able to produce green energy where we have the strength and against that background, we are also encouraging our real estate developers to produce GBI-certified buildings, and that will automatically increase the value of the building itself,” he said at the 25th Asean Valuers Association (AVA) Congress 2023 Gala Dinner at Grand Margherita Hotel tonight.
“If that is the plan that we have, we will engage with the valuers, architects, and engineers so that we have a common methodology in terms of city planning that is conducive to citizens.
“I’m sure Asean can give a common methodology in terms of assessing the value of a property. Of course, it depends on location, but what’s important is we create a conducive and good living (environment) for the citizens.”
Speaking on the congress, he hoped that new ideas would emerge on transforming city planning to gauge the property’s value once it becomes a code of valuation.
“I’m sure within Asean, we (will) have beautiful cities among us, and Indonesia’s Nusantara is just next door to Kuching,” he said.
The three-day congress from Sept 18-20 is the first-ever AVA Congress to be held in East Malaysia. — DayakDaily