GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) has left for Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the first session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly where he is expected to share Penang’s experience on sustainability goals.
The assembly is held under the auspicious of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN – Habitat Assembly).
The Tanjong MP will also participate in a City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) side event where he hopes to learn from international experts on sustainability goals.
In a statement issued by Yap Lee Ying, the state’s communications division director and Chow’s press secretary, the chief minister would be accompanied by his wife Madam Tan Lean Lee, state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo, Penang Island City Council Lord Mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang, Seberang Perai Municipal Council president Datuk Rozali Mohamud and Chief Minister Incorporated’s deputy general manager S. Bharathi.
Chow will seek feedback from the delegates on how CPI measures are implemented in cities, how to respond to local needs, supporting policy decisions and simultaneously serving as local and global monitoring framework for global agendas.
Penang, in overcoming challenges, has her own 17 Sustainable Development goals in line with the ‘Vision Penang2030,‘ a specially crafted plan to ensure strong prosperity with emphasis on the family institution as its framework here.
The state of Penang, according to the Chief Minister, can only improve further economically, environmentally and sustainably by learning from the experts, Yap said.