Title: Development of the Report on the State of  Climate Change in ASEAN Region

Client : Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Project Cost: USD25,000.00

Duration: 9 months

Status : Completed

Team Leader: Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Siong



Southeast Asia is home to some of the most climate change-vulnerable countries in the world. Responding to the threats of climate change, the ASEAN Member States (AMS) have taken measures to address the issue at the national, regional and global levels. As part of their commitment to the Paris Agreement, a significant amount of data and information on the status of climate change in AMS as well as their efforts and initiatives have been produced. In addition, AMS has agreed to explore the possibility of developing a harmonized approach to measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions as the first step towards further regional collaboration on carbon markets, among others.

However, there is yet a coordinated effort at the regional level to collate, consolidate and synthesize them into a coherent report to provide information on the state of, trends in, and prospects for climate action in the region.

The project endeavours to provide an overall regional outlook on the issue encountered by AMS by developing a report on the state of climate change. The comprehensive report will support the AMS policy decision-making process and enhance transparency on climate actions under the Paris Agreement. Regional consultation meetings, coordination with national think-tanks and ASEAN Secretariat will be carried out to produce the following outputs:

  • Summary report of regional consultation meeting;
  • Methodology and framework for the report; and
  • Report on the state of climate change in ASEAN region.

Title: Islamic University in Uganda Main Campus Masterplan

Client: Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU)

Project Cost: USD 120,000.00

Duration: 6 months

Status: On-going

Team Leader: Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin


The project is a collaborative research between UTM and Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) in developing a master plan concept of IUIU campus in Mbale, Uganda. Through this collaboration, ISI is responsible in coordinating this collaborative research that will be conducted for six months, and involve researchers from various fields such as town planning, transportation, architecture, landscape architecture, real estate, quantity surveying, mechanical and electrical engineering, and civil engineering. 

The research project involves a cost of USD120,000 which will be funded by the Islamic Development Bank. 



Title: Developing a Policy Framework for Building Energy Efficiency through City to City Collaboration Between the Kuala Lumpur Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Client : Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Project Cost: JPY 4.0 million

Duration: 12 months

Status : Completed

Team Leader: Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Siong



Introductory project to develop an overview of the policies relating to energy efficiency in buildings within the city of Kuala Lumpur. This overview will be used to draft a proposal for the subsequent research project to be funded by Japanese agencies.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government has developed measures for both existing and new buildings, and by using its experience it can support Kuala Lumpur in streamlining its sustainable building policy framework.

The concentration of populations in urban areas is on the rise in developing countries where economic development is skyrocketing. To create low-carbon, resilient societies in these countries, low-carbon urban infrastructure and facilities that will be used for long periods of times should be introduced from the outset, and it is necessary to encourage a switch to low-carbon infrastructure and facilities when updating that which is already in place. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the development of superior low-carbon technologies has gained ground and policies and measures have been introduced to expand the use of such technologies in Japan, which is promoting energy conservation looking towards the creation of low-carbon societies, under its obligation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

To contribute to the achievement of leapfrog style development in cities in developing countries through the development and packaging of knowledge and know-how on these technologies and policies, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) launched the “City-to-City Collaboration for Low-Carbon Society” (“City-to-City Collaboration Programme”) in 2013. Since then, Japan has made contributions to international society towards  the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement in collaboration with a diverse set of entities both in Japan and abroad

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Kuala Lumpur have built up a relationship as member cities of the “Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21)” established in 2001 and as members of the C40 (Cities Climate Leadership Group). Both IGES, the proponent of this project, and the local coordinator, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, are organisations that collaborated in the formulation of the “Kuala Lumpur Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030” in 2018.

This project will help achieve the goals of this blueprint, which aims to reduce  CO2  emissions by  70%  based on forecasts of the situation and events to 2030, and transfer the experience and expert knowledge of the   Tokyo   Metropolitan Government on systems to expand the use of energy-efficient buildings to Kuala Lumpur.

Title: Projek Tanjung Pelepas Ecological Park (TPEP) di kawasan Zon Bebas Fasa 3, Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas

Client : Johor Port authority (JPA)

Project cost: RM40.0 million

Status: On-going

Duration: 4 years (2 April 2017-1 April 2021)


This project is in furtherance of the study entitled Research Project on Conceptual Master Plan of Tanjung Pelepas Ecological Park (TPEP) which was completed in September 2016 for the Johor Port Authority (JPA). 


Title: Projek PILsTM KPT-BOS Pengembangan 2 buah Politeknik dan 10 buah Kolej Komuniti Cawangan

Client : Ministry of Higher Education

Project cost: RM19 million

Status: On-going


PILsTM KPT-BOS is one of the programs initiated by Nation Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) unit of Ministry of Higher Education for the expansion program of 2 polytechnics for Department of Polytechnic Education (JPP) and 10 community colleges for Department of Community College Education (JPKK)  through PILsTM KPT-BOS approach under auspices Ministry of Higher Education. As Secretariat for the program, Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) involvement as project coordinator for both contractual and academics aspects.

The program opens up the platform of exposure in Built Environment practice to seniors and young lecturers and UA students in Engineering, Architecture and Quantity Surveyor.

List of Expansion of 2 Polytechnics and 10 Community College as below:

1. Politeknik Besut
2. Politeknik Bagan Datuk
3. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Tanah Merah
4. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Maran
5. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Sibu
6. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Kangar
7. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Jerlun
8. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Lenggong 
9. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Gelang Patah
10. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Sepang
11. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Ajil
12. Kolej Komuniti Cawangan Kuala Nerus



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