THE Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) will be introducing the MPSepang Green Technology Scheme, a tax rebate scheme to encourage green technology and environmentally-friendly features among property owners in Cyberjaya.

MPSepang president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said, “The scheme has been agreed upon in principle, and will be implemented next year.

“A total of 11 buildings in Cyberjaya would qualify for this scheme — four of which have already been completed.

“The scheme underlines the council’s efforts and commitment to ensure Cyberjaya achieves the Low-Carbon City status by the year 2025.

“The scheme will serve as a catalyst to encourage developers to implement green elements in their development and incorporate environmentally-friendly features,” he added.

Mohd Sayuthi said MPSepang planned to offer a 5% assessment tax rebate for buildings with green certification, like LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and GBI (Green Building Index) certification.

Mohd Sayuthi said there were plans to introduce tax rebates or incentives for landed and stratified homes in Cyberjaya that incorporate green technology and green elements into their residential properties.

“The rebate will be extended to developers in the Sepang municipality, to encourage them to build green buildings,” he said, adding that details of the scheme would be outlined next month.

He said this at the Sepang Towards Green Growth and Sustainable Development 2020 seminar, which was attended by more than 350 individuals from developer, contractor and consultative firms.

The seminar included a session on the MPSepang Local Plan (Second Modification) 2020 — the planning document that serves to guide and control physical development in the Sepang municipality.

“The major amendments for the MPSepang Local Plan (Second Modification) 2020 are those on the development of two new townships — Tristar in Sungai Buah and Bandar Ainsdale near Kota Warisan,” said MPSepang Town Planning Department director Rozeta Md Yusuf.

“The smaller amendments are on zone changes that were updated to suit current demand.

“These amendments came into effect in October 2013 after they were approved at the Selangor state exco meeting.”

Another topic that was featured at the seminar highlighted the best practices and innovations at construction sites.

Published: Friday November 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM

Source : The Star Online
Friday, 29 November 2014

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