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PJ named country’s top sustainable city

MBPJ has won top place in this category since 2015.

Staff Writers
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Petaling Jaya has consistently achieved sustainable levels since 2007.
Petaling Jaya has consistently achieved sustainable levels since 2007.

The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has grabbed top spot in the category of sustainable cities in conjunction with National World Urban Planning Day, celebrated on Nov 10.

Mayor Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, who made the announcement yesterday, said MBPJ had achieved sustainable levels since the award was introduced in 2007.

“From 2015 to 2019, the council won the Sustainable City Award and a special award for consistency in that category with a sustainability level of 99%,” he said.

He said MBPJ had also won the Green Neighbourhood Initiative Award for the following categories: pedestrian, bicycle tracks, community gardens and composting and a special award selected by the federal territories minister.

He also said MBPJ had received a five-star rating for the delivery of local services with a total score of 97.6%, making it first in the state of Selangor and fourth nationwide.

Ratings were determined according to four main criteria and 17 sub-criteria, as was the case with previous assessments.

The four main categories are Management, Core Services, Customer Management, Community Participation and Public Perception.

“The council is committed to continuing to provide municipal services that are more efficient, in line with the high expectations of its stakeholders,” Sayuthi said.

He added that MBPJ would strengthen its governance and service system as part of efforts to become a smart, resilient and dynamic city by 2025.

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