Our property development division, Gamuda Land, is committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of its developments. This remains uncompromised years after the projects are completed.
In June 2020, Gamuda Land was named Malaysia’s Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development Award 2020 at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Management and Sustainable Property Award. This was in recognition of the company’s unrelenting dedication to solve the sewerage problem at its master-planned development Bandar Botanic in Klang, Selangor. The fact that the development and sewerage system had been handed over to the local authorities didn’t stop Gamuda Land from delivering on its promise to homebuyers and helped find a solution. The award was proof that we are dedicated to ensure the livability and sustainability of the developments we built which was also awarded the prestigious FIABCI Property Award of Distinction for Best Master Plan in 2003.
Our commitment in upholding the integrity of the developments we built was demonstrated through the task force set up to tackle residents’ complaints against deteriorating conditions of the recreational area within the Bandar Botanic developments. Under the facilitation of Gamuda Land, a task force comprising residents’ representatives and Klang Municipal Council (MPK) was formed in May 2020 to oversee the maintenance and cleanliness of the Botanic Park, which was often littered with rubbish and affected by broken and poorly maintained facilities. The once beautiful park was part of Gamuda Land’s development planning to create a lush green environment for the community to enjoy the serene beauty of nature, but has gradually fallen into a state of neglect, partly due to the confusion about the park’s gazetted status and which authority was responsible for its upkeep.
One of the first initiatives by the task force was to organise the park clean-up which saw about 400 people attended, including residents from surrounding neighbourhoods, volunteers, as well as non-governmental organisations and local authorities. Officials from MPK and the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department were also present to listen to the residents’ woes.
Among the proposed outcomes achieved through the task force include the engagement of a contractor to take care of the park’s cleanliness with another contractor hired by the residents to prune the trees. Both the residents and the authorities also discussed boosting the security around the area to prevent the recurrence of house break-ins through the park, as well as improvement of the lake area to resolve flooding issues during downpours.