KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd’s property arm Sime Darby Property Bhd had a good start to 2012 when it received two awards for outstanding achievement in the property development sector in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
The company received the Top 10 Developers Award at the BCI Asia Awards 2012 as well as the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2012 for Notable Achievement in the Environmental Excellence Category.
The BCI Asia Awards recognises the achievements of regional property developers that have made the greatest impact on the built environment in Southeast Asia. This is the second consecutive year that Sime Darby Property has been recognised.
The Hibiscus Award assesses an organisation’s overall commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its own operations and activities. The developer won the award for its Bukit Jelutong township in Shah Alam.
The self-contained Bukit Jelutong township is a low density development covering 2,200 acres (890ha) of prime freehold land. It went through a two-stage assessment process which included a site visit and detailed submissions of 14 areas covering an extensive range of environmental issues. It bagged the award for its excellent performance in several key areas including commitment and involvement of top management, assessment and management of environmental issues, provision of environment-related training and commitment to environmental social responsibility activities.
|Bukit Jelutong township is a low density development covering 2,200 acres (890ha) of prime freehold land.|
Sime Darby Property Managing Director Datuk Abdul Wahab Maskan said in a statement that it was gratifying to be one of the top 10 developers in Asia and to be acknowledged for its sustainable efforts in Malaysia.
“We will continue to work even harder to be the preferred developer in the region. They certainly validate Sime Darby Property’s commitment in creating developments that minimise the impact on the environment and is a testament to our commitment to developing sustainable communities in Malaysia and around the region.”
Sime Darby is currently the largest property developer in Malaysia with a landbank of 32,000 acres and has built 10 townships with 80,000 families and over 400,000 residents to date.
This article appeared on the Property page, The Edge Financial Daily, February 3, 2012.
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