As 2018 is nearing to draw down its curtain and New Year 2019 is just lurking around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt greetings and appreciation to everyone who has made GreenTech Malaysia’s accomplishments and achievements possible. This couldn’t be possible without your undivided support and dedication and the extra hours that you have put into pursuing and assuring that the organizational goal is successfully attained.
The newly restructured Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change or popularly known by its acronym MESTECC, has since the middle of the year been embarking on focusing on strengthening its ecosystem. Efforts are also put in place to provide the right macro environment that operates in a transparent manner creating a healthy and competitive environment for businesses in the industries to thrive and in a more sustainable manner. With this in view, I foresee a very busy 2019 and the subsequent years ahead for GreenTech Malaysia.
I had the opportunity to connect with people from numerous backgrounds – from enterprising and upcoming innovators, to influential policy makers and established entrepreneurs. I appreciate hearing their different perspectives and insights on the many challenges and opportunities we face as an industry. It shows that there are many sides to a story and that a single problem can be solved with more than just one solution.
One of the challenges I’ve noticed is the lack of education and awareness of the green technology industry as well as issues on climate change in Malaysia. It may come as a surprise to most people but I think our country is not that far behind from other countries in terms of green technology deployment development. as well as addressing the threat on global warming. We realise the consequence of climate change impacts and efforts are being to harmonise with those of national interests.
Moving forward, I believe we can steer GreenTech Malaysia together to a path of success for the rakyat and the nation. Together, we can make the world see Malaysia as a household name not only as the catalyst for in Green Technology deployment but also as the centre for climate change– a country that builds its economic success based on sustainability, inclusivity and innovation through the greentech industry.
No doubt that 2019 will bring its own challenges but I’m sure by working in concert, keeping focussed on our priorities and putting our “customers” first, we can realise our ambitions. These will certainly continue to be my priorities and I am convinced that I can count on you to do the same.
“All work and no play makes Jack and/or Jane a dull person.” I am sure you will agree with me when I say that human beings are not technology or robots because they have emotional needs and desire to be close with their loved ones. I have always advocate the notion that a person who’s happy at home will also be happy at work. So spend some quality times with our loved ones. When there is love, there is life hence success and happiness.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Leadership team, my sincere thanks and gratitude to MESTECC, to my colleagues and all the staff of GreenTech Malaysia for their guidance and support.
With great pleasure I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!
LETS GO GREEN TO SAVE THE BLUE