Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Batu Pahat City Council (MPBP) had a Memorandum of Association (MOA) on urban transportation towards low carbon Penggaram town 2030.
MPBP chose Penggaram as their case study because this area is one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia, specifically in industrial development and education.
As a rapidly developing city and growing population density, few aspects had been considered a long-term goal for the local community such as the awareness of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
This is why MBPB has mobilized the best initiatives by involving 13 agencies that together helped towards the low-carbon town which was targeted in 2030.
Since UTHM’s niche area focuses on sustainable technology and transportation, UTHM is given a great mandate to undertake research and development of low-carbon urban transport development to realize MPBP’s desire to make Kota Penggaram as one of the low-carbon by 2030.
Besides, UTHM will also be benchmarked by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation in preparing the Low Carbon Town Transport Planning and Improvement Plan Framework for the town of Penggaram to be implemented in other areas throughout the country in the future