Works minister: M’sia ready to learn urban management from other countries to combat climate change

Nanta at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2024 in Singapore on June 3, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

SINGAPORE, June 4: Malaysia is ready to learn about sustainable urban management to address risks in the face of climate change, says Works Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

According to a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) report today, he emphasised that infrastructure development is crucial to ensure cities remain sustainable.


“Our objective is to learn from the experiences of other countries with the hope of seeing products or systems on display that we can implement in Malaysia,” he said.

He said this during a press conference at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2024 in Singapore yesterday (June 3).

He described the summit as an ideal platform to understand issues occurring in other countries and to adapt technology for urban construction, particularly for buildings and roads.

He added that the summit serves as a platform to exchange experiences and knowledge in urban management between different countries.

The Kapit MP further mentioned that WCS includes discussions on urban management in the face of climate change.

He explained that the focus is on empowering urban management towards environmental friendliness, as many cities worldwide are also grappling with climate change issues.

“Therefore, the discussions mostly revolve around policies that offer solutions to the problems we (the world) face, which is climate change,” he stated.

During a dialogue session as a panel member, Nanta also presented several policies implemented by the Malaysian government as part of urban development in the country, especially in dealing with significant risks from floods and landslides.

At the summit, Dato Sri Alexander also held a bilateral meeting with Singapore’s Minister for National Development, Desmond Lee. — DayakDaily