BANGI: Smart and Sustainable Township Research Centre (SUTRA), Faculty of Engineer-
ing at and Built Environment (FKAB), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) receives RM826, 500 research grant from Malaysia Highway Authority (LLM) to run the research about iG-R&R Transformation Sustainable Rest and Service Area.
The two-year research was headed by Dr Muhammed Azry Khoiry and accompanied by 20 experienced researchers from SUTRA who have conducted various research inside and
outside of UKM.
The six components of sustainability to be identified for implementation at rest and
service area include waste management, composting, biogas, rainwater harvesting,
sustainable building materials and green roofs.
iG-R&R Transformation Sustainable Rest and Service Area will combine the six elements to produce a holistic sustainability guideline to be implemented along the Malaysia highway.
It will reduce carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as complementary to the sustainability practices recommended by the government.
In order to launch this research, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between UKM represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali and
LLM were represented by the Director General of LLM, Dato’ Sri Aziz Abdullah.
SUTRA is a research centre at FKAB which conducts significant impacts on smart and sustainable cities and also conducts various research collaborations with industry from within and outside the country.
SUTRA led by Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman, is comprised of lecturers from the Civil Engineering Programme, which is the world’s best 100 Civil Engineering & Structure Programme.