Construction Leaders Commit to Sharpening the Future Outlook for Sustainable Construction in Malaysia

Southeast Asia’s Leading Event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment — International Construction Week (ICW) and Ecobuild Southeast Asia — take the lead gathering Malaysia’s construction professionals in discussions on the strategies as well as the future outlook of sustainable construction in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Deputy Minister of Works, YB Datuk Rosnah Binti Abdul Rashid Shirin as well as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Works, Dato’ Sri Zohari bin Haji Akob participated in the discussion, providing information in line with national policies and implementations.

Present at the discussion were MRCB Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Mohammade Salim Fateh Din, MMC Corporation Berhad Group Managing Director, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, IJM Corporation Berhad CEO and Managing Director, Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, UEM Group Berhad Group CEO and Managing Director Dato’ Izzaddin Idris, WCT Holdings Berhad Executive Director, Mr Liang Kai Chong, Gamuda Engineering Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Mr Ubull Din Onn and Sunway Construction Senior Managing Director, Mr Kwan Foh Kwai.

Also present were the organiser of ICW and Ecobuild Southeast Asia, CIDB Malaysia Chief Executive, Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim and United Business Media (M) Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Mr M. Gandhi.

Mr M. Gandhi praised Malaysia in terms of being at the top level of acceptance in sustainable construction with many development projects. “With that outlook in mind, Ecobuild is here to serve as the business platform, and an information exchange powerhouse to cater to every single need in sustainable and green concerns. It is a matter of time that sustainability will takeover the industry by storm,” he added.

First introduced in London, Ecobuild began its Southeast Asia chapter in 2013 running along with International Construction week. The exhibition showcases a sustainable design, construction and built environment, and will run concurrently with co-located events Green Build Asia, Eco Light Asia, Solar Asia Expo, ASEAN Real Estate, Infrastructure Summit 2015 and Construction Showcase. On the other hand, ICW is the largest and most important event in the industry covering the full spectrum of construction in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. 2015 marks ICW’s 14-year history of bringing construction industry players together under one roof.