A sustainable path for IMT-GT

by | Oct 30, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that at least 12 Green City Action Plans (GCAPs) will be developed for cities in Malaysia that come under the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand  Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) so as to forge a sustainable path.

The Prime Minister, who chaired the 13th IMT-GT Summit said the GCAPs come under the initiative of mainstreaming sustainable urban development throughout member cities and across the expanded economic corridors.

The other two initiatives are enhancing the institutional pillars of IMT-GT, namely the Joint Business Council (JBC), and reinforcing long-standing partnerships with the Asean Secretariat  and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Ismail Sabri said they will be working closely with the ADB and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) in developing the GCAPs. The goal being to forge a sustainable path for IMT-GT.

He said Malaysia was agreeable to adopting Economic Corridor 6 and the five reconfigured economic corridors as recommended by the ADB, and welcomed the proposal to expand the geographical coverage of IMT-GT to include the whole of Peninsular Malaysia.

Chaired by Malaysia, the 13th IMT-GT Summit was attended by member countries as well as ADB and the Centre for IMT.