JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA – Media
OutReach – 29 May 2020 – Forest
City is a smart ecological city developed by
the Country Garden Group, covering an area of 30 square kilometers. Although
the scale of this project is huge, Forest City Malaysia tries its best to ensure the
sustainable development of its surrounding environment.
The Forest City Johor is located in a
place surrounded by mangroves.
It is a great challenge to carry out such
a large project, as Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, its senior landscape
officer, put it. In
addition to protecting existing mangroves and ensuring that they are not
affected during construction, they also face the challenge of illegal logging.
It is vital to protect mangroves for that
they provide habitats for thousands of species of marine life and migratory birds.
What’s more, they also help combat global warming by removing carbon dioxide
from the atmosphere. If the mangroves along the coast disappear, humans will lose their natural
buffer against strong winds and waves.
With this in mind, it is decided that the
development plan of Forest City Malaysia must include the protection of
Syafiq is responsible for the Forest City
project. He leads the team of the landscape department to carry out the work of
mangrove protection. It includes monitoring the mangrove coastline, collecting
seeds, and cultivating their germination in the nursery.
In addition to conservation, Forest City
intends to share knowledge through the establishment of ecological museums. By
doing this, tourists can learn more about the precious natural resources of
Malaysia, as well as the ecosystem of Forest City.
Action to protect mangroves is not only a
reflection of corporate social responsibility but also a model for other
companies. Forest City is in the process of
establishing such an ecological protection center and inviting multinational
companies as its partners.
About Forest City
Forest city is a project supported by the
Country Garden Group and the Malaysian government. Forest city is a smart and
green future city, which combines environment, education and cutting-edge
technology to create an ideal, technology driven living space for people.