Friday, 25 November 2016

Laksana Projek Kerajaan Dengan Sempurna, Pesan Wan Junaidi

Kontraktor yang telah berjaya mendapat projek kerajaan disaran untuk memastikan projek tersebut dilaksanakan dengan sempurna mengikutkan ekspektasi kerajaan dan rakyat.

Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar berkata, rakyat setempat berharapkan agar projek yang dilaksanakan di kawasan mereka akan memberi manfaat maka jangan mengecewakan mereka.

"Kepada semua kontraktor, saya berpesan jangan hanya berjanji tetapi sebaliknya gagal melaksanakan projek tersebut dalam masa yang telah diberikan," tegas Junaidi lagi.

"Saya juga telah mengarahkan Jabatan Pengairan Dan Saliran (JPS) untuk memantau sekiranya ada syarikat kontraktor yang gagal menyempurnakan projek dan terus akan menyenaraihitamkan syarikat tersebut dari mendapat projek kerajaan."

Beliau menambah, kita tidak mahu berlaku ketirisan dan penyelewengan kewangan yang boleh menyebabkan kualiti projek rakyat pada tahap yang teruk maka ikutlah spesifikasi pembinaan.

Jelasnya ia penting kerana setiap projek yang diperuntukan kerajaan memberi impak kepada kehidupan rakyat.

Beliau, yang juga Ahli Parlimen Santubong berkata demikian ketika ditemubual pemberita selepas merasmikan Upacara Pecah Tanah Ke Atas Projek Rancangan Memulihkan Koridor Sungai (RMKS) Batang Sadong dan Kerja-Kerja Berkaitan di Pekan Simunjan, Lembangan Batang Sadong pada hari ini.

"Projek pemulihan koridor Sungai Simunjan contohnya haruslah menggunakan bahan-bahan berkualiti bertepatan dengan kos yang diperuntukkan."

Projek pembinaan koridor yang bernilai RM15.5 juta tersebut sepanjang 560 meter itu dijangka siap Mei 2018 nanti.
Turut hadir pada majlis tersebut adalah Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Hajah Nancy Shukri, ADUN Gedong Datuk Haji Naroden Majais, yang juga Menteri Muda di Jabatan Ketua Menteri (Pembangunan Usahawan Bumiputera), ADUN Sadong Jaya Aidel Lariwoo dan ADUN Simunjan Awla Dris.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Malaysian Delegation's Participation At COP22 In Marrakech, Morocco

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar led the Malaysian delegation at the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Marrakech, Morocco recently. 

The minister in a press conference held at his office today disclosed that, the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP12) and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) were also held simultaneously.

Malaysia hosted her very first pavilion at the COP22 which is the brain child of it's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment after attending 2 COP21 at Paris in 2015. The pavilion served as a platform to highlight Malaysia’s climate actions and its implementation and it's focus were in forests, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management and low carbon cities development.

The highlight of the Pavilion was the REDD+ Day that brought together experts from ASEAN countries and West Africa. The REDD+ Day culminated in the presentation of Malaysia’s REDD+ Safeguards Summary Information System by the minister to UNFCCC whom was represented by Mr Donald Cooper, Coordinator Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme, who then praised Malaysia for her success in submitting the SIS which is part of the results-based payments requirement. Malaysia is also the second country party to have accomplished this feat and it was achieved without any external funding support.

The Pavilion also attracted numerous visitors to the various sessions that were held throughout the two weeks. Some of the key sessions that received overwhelming response and attendance include the “Climate Resilient Development: Malaysia’s Approach,” “Natural Gas as Low Carbon Fuel for Malaysia,” “Positioning in Targeted Emerging Markets,” “Overview of E-Waste Management in Malaysia,” “E-Waste Recycling Programme – Success Story in Malaysia,” “Flood Mitigation Plan in Malaysia,” “From Science to Policy,” a collaborative work between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) to develop sustainable development guidelines for low-emission cities as well as “Forest City: A Prime Model of a Future City,” a presentation on the Forest City Project, by Country Garden Pacific View.

The minister also attended and officiated several side events and held bilateral meetings with key country parties with the highlight of the side events included him officiating the High Level Meeting of the Global Agricultural 3 Diversification (GAPAD) on 14 November 2016. The minister also received the UN award on behalf of Ericsson Malaysia for innovative use of ICT in replanting mangrove in Malaysia.

In addition to attending the Asia Pacific Rainforest Partnership Roundtable by Australian Government, the minister also held a bilateral meeting with the Honourable Josh Frydenberg, the Australian Minister for Environment and Energy and a bilateral meeting with Sir David Anthony King, the United Kingdom’s Special Representative for Climate Change and Chairman of the Future Cities Catapult during the High Level Segment week of COP22.

The high-level segment of the COP22 was officiated by His Royal Highness Mohammed VI, King of Morocco. During his speech at the high level segment, the minister welcomed the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement and announced that Malaysia had completed domestic preparations for the ratification of the Paris Agreement and submitted its instrument of ratification to the United Nations, officially making Malaysia the 111th Party to Ratify the Paris Agreement. The minister also highlighted Malaysia’s sustainable forest management and implementation of REDD+ according to the UNFCCC decisions and the need for adaptation to ensure food security.

The Moroccan COP Presidency, on the last day of the Conference, launched the Marrakech Action Proclamation. The Proclamation made a high-level call to states to capitalize on the momentum of Paris and of the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement. In large part, the Proclamation echoed the sentiments expressed in the minister's high-level segment address including noting the coherence between climate action and support, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, a call for ramping up of pre-2020 ambition on climate action and support, and a recognition of the importance of four; poverty, eradication, food security and addressing climate impacts on agriculture.

The closing plenary was marked by a drive by Brazil to have the frequency of national climate plans discussed in 2017 not in a decision, but through an unprecedented verbal statement by the President. In a spirit of compromise and unity, delegates finally accepted a solution that involved an agreement to devote more effort to pre-2020 ambition. The meeting closed with the setting of a date for next year’s climate summit, which will be hosted by Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany to continue the work of developing the Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines for the Paris Agreement.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wan Junaidi Reaffirms Malaysia's Commitment To Forest Conservation

MARRAKECH: Malaysia has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable forest conservation and management at the ongoing United Nations conference on climate change here attended by heads of state and government and ministers in charge of environment from over 190 countries.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, in addressing the conference late Wednesday (early Thursday in Malaysia), also reiterated Malaysia's strong commitment in pursuing its climate objectives through the implementation of sustainable development goals.

"One of our core strengths is in the area of forest and sustainable forest management. Our forest management records date back to 1905, including the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (in Perak). Today this site has been acknowledged as one of the best-managed mangrove forests in the world," he said.

Malaysia's forest cover now stands at 54.5 per cent and at least 50 per cent of the total land area will be maintained as forest and tree cover.

Wan Junaidi, who leads the Malaysian delegation to the conference, said the country was also committed to the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as well as promoting the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, otherwise known as REDD+.

For this, Malaysia presented the latest REDD+ outcome report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat and hosted the REDD+ Day on Monday here.

"Malaysia has an ambitious REDD+ Strategy to address the holistic forest management requirement and looks forward to accessing the international finance and support required for its successful implementation," he said.

He said extreme weather events were already taking a toll on the sustainable development gains achieved by Malaysia.

Wan Junaidi told the conference that Malaysia experienced one of its worst floods in 2014 that devastated entire settlements in several states with losses estimated at US$250 million and affected two million people.

"Malaysia remains concerned about the impact of climate change in agriculture and food security. Malaysia believes in maintaining a balance between natural area conservation, food security and sustainable development," he said.

The minister also urged developed countries to scale up their financing commitments under the Green Climate Fund worth US$100 billion up to 2020 and for developed countries to simplify the guidelines and processes for developing countries to access these funds.

To underscore Malaysia's commitment in realising the UN's targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to tackle global warming under the Paris Agreement signed by all countries last year, it has completed domestic arrangements to send the country's instrument of ratification of the agreement to UN headquarters in New York.

Once again, Wan Junaidi reminded developed countries of their continued responsibility to provide clear leadership in reducing their domestic greenhouse gas emissions especially in the pre-2020 era so as to build confidence and set the stage for the much-needed ramping up of action in facing the threat of climate change. — Bernama

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

No Excuse For Inaction On Global Warming, Warns Malaysia

MARRAKECH: Malaysia has warned that countries have no excuse for inaction or complacency over the threat of global warming and they do not have as much time as they thought.

In sounding out the warning on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change which kicked off in the Moroccan city Tuesday, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Marrakech meeting was historic as countries began to map out how they would halt human-induced global warming.

Speaking at the meeting on the Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD), Wan Junaidi said increases in global temperatures would have potentially catastrophic consequences, especially for agriculture.

He said the situation would worsen because the world had little scientific evidence for which crops and cropping systems would suit the volatile climates of the future.

"We are in the midst of a critical era. The planet is warming at a pace not experienced in the past 1,000 years. This year is said to be the hottest year ever with consecutive months of record-breaking heat. According to NASA, the average temperature in the first six months of 2016 was 1.3 degree centigrade, warmer than the late 19th century," he said.

Wan Junaidi, who leads the Malaysian delegation to the conference, added that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached a record high relative to more than the past half-million years and had done so at an exceptionally fast rate.

"The tasks at hand are too complex, too urgent and too large for any one country to handle alone. Only by working together will we achieve sustainable development and our climate goals."

He said meeting these challlenges would require fresh and innovative thinking, excellent research and effective leadership as well as strong, proactive leaderships to address the challeges facing agriculture globally.

Wan Junaidi spoke of one such intiatives, the Crops For the Future (CFF) which is hosted by Malaysia.

CFF is the world's first and only centre dedicated to the diversification of agriculture using underutilised crops and cropping systems.

To be successful, the minister said, GAPAD must be parcitipatory, open and inclusive and the combined leadership of the broader international community with diverse resources, talents and abilities was also critical to support such a serious undertaking. - BERNAMA

Monday, 14 November 2016

Malaysia Serius Dalam Mengurangkan Pemanasan Global - Wan Junaidi

MARRAKECH: Malaysia melaksanakan peranannya dengan bersungguh-sungguh dalam mengurangkan pemanasan global dan merancang untuk mengesahkan Perjanjian Paris berhubung perubahan iklim sebelum akhir tahun ini, kata Menteri sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Wan Junaidi, yang mengetuai delegasi Malaysia ke mesyuarat ke-22 Persidangan Pihak-pihak ke Forum Mengenai Perubahan Iklim (COP 22) Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu di bandar raya Maghribi ini, berkata sebagai satu daripada 191 penandatangan Perjanjian Paris, Malaysia telah berikrar untuk mengurangkan intensiti pelepasan gas rumah hijau (GHG) daripada Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) sebanyak 45 peratus pada tahun 2030 berbanding tahap pada 2005.

"Tenaga, proses perindustrian, pertanian, penggunaan tanah, perubahan penggunaan tanah, perhutanan dan bahan buangan adalah antara sektor di bawah skop komitmen dan liputan pengurangan kami," katanya ketika merasmikan Pavilion Malaysia yang julung kali diwujudkan di bawah siri COP.

Pavilion itu berfungsi sebagai platform bagi Malaysia mempamerkan dan menonjolkan pencapaian negara merangkumi aktiviti yang berkaitan dengan pengurangan dalam perubahan iklim selain menunjukkan komitmen ke arah usaha itu.

Persidangan di peringkat pegawai dari semua 191 negara penandatangan Perjanjian Paris bermula minggu lepas manakala mesyuarat peringkat tertinggi selama tiga hari membabitkan menteri bermula esok.

Hampir semua negara anggota mempamerkan projek pembangunan lestari, yang sedang dan bakal dilaksanakan, di bandar raya seperti khemah besar ini.

Wan Junaidi berkata kepelbagaian biologi Malaysia diiktiraf sebagai antara yang paling kaya dan merupakan sebuah daripada 12 negara yang diiktiraf sebagai 'megadiverse' di dunia.

"Pertumbuhan ekonomi kami, yang amat penting bagi kesejahteraan kami, turut memberi tekanan terhadap flora dan fauna kami," kata Wan Junaidi, yang sejak menerajui kementerian itu lebih satu setengah tahun yang lalu, berusaha keras untuk memperkenalkan undang-undang lebih tegas untuk melindungi biodiversiti negara.

Beliau secara konsisten menekankan tentang keperluan untuk meneguhkan usaha pemuliharaan untuk memastikan pembangunan yang seimbang dalam usaha mencapai pertumbuhan hijau dan sumbangan kepada Agenda Pembangunan Lestari global.

Ketua Setiausaha kementerian itu, Datuk Seri Azizan Ahmad berkata pujian harus diberi kepada Wan Junaidi yang berusaha keras untuk mendapatkan kelulusan Kabinet bagi mewujudkan Pavilion sulung Malaysia selepas berlangsungnya 22 mesyuarat COP.

Satu daripada projek yang dipamerkan oleh Malaysia di Pavilion itu ialah Forest City, pembangunan bandar pintar yang terletak di Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, bersebelahan dengan Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura.

Forest City, usaha sama antara Country Garden Holdings dan Esplanade Danga 88, dijenamakan sebagai model utama bandar masa depan dan terdiri daripada empat pulau yang direka sebagai destinasi ideal bagi generasi baharu rakyat Malaysia dan warga asing untuk hidup serta bekerja dalam metropolis yang padat serta dilengkapi pelbagai kemudahan sivik, kebudayaan dan rekreasi di dalam landskap tropika yang rimbun.

Forest City dijangka menjana KDNK kira-kira RM197.7 bilion menjelang 2035 atau 7 peratus daripada jumlah KDNK Johor dan mewujudkan lebih 220,000 peluang pekerjaan, separuh daripadanya pekerja mahir.

Delegasi Malaysia ke COP22 termasuk Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Duta Besar Malaysia di Maghribi Datuk Jamal Hassan dan Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang. - BERNAMA

Malaysia Cipta Sejarah Di Marrakesh

MARRAKESH: Buat kali pertama, selepas 22 tahun menyertai Mesyuarat Peringkat Tinggi Persidangan ke-22 Konvensyen Rangka Kerja Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (COP), Malaysia mempunyai Pavillionnya sendiri.

Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar berkata, kesungguhan dan komitmen Malaysia mempamirkan produk serta kejayaan negara ini telah mendorongkan Malaysia mengadakan Pavillionnya sendiri pada COP-22 di Marrakesh, Maghribi.

Beliau yang mengetuai delegasi negara yang terdiri pegawai tertinggi kementeriannya dan barisan pemimpin-pemimpin di Malaysia ke COP-22 pada siang tadi telah merasmikan pelancaran Malaysia Pavillion di tapak COP-22.

Mesyuarat COP-22 berlangsung dari 14 hingga 18 November 2016 adalah platform antarabangsa untuk menyampaikan pandangan dan pendirian negara mengenai isu-isu perubahan iklim serta mendapatkan komitmen peringkat tertinggi kerajaan bagi memastikan inisiatif serta sumber digembleng dalam merangka pelaksanaan Paris Agreement dengan teratur dan sempurna.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Wan Junaidi Ketuai Delegasi Negara Ke Margribi

MARRAKESH: Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junandi Tuanku Jaafar mengetuai delegasi negara ke Mesyuarat Peringkat Tinggi Persidangan ke-22 Konvensyen Rangka Kerja Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu, di Marrakesh, Maghribi.

Beliau bersama rombongannya yang terdiri pegawai tertinggi kementeriannya tiba di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Marrakesh-Menara, Maghribi semalam.

Mesyuarat Peringkat Tinggi Persidangan ke-22 Konvensyen Rangka Kerja Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu yang berlangsung dari 14 hingga 18 November 2016 adalah platform antarabangsa untuk menyampaikan pandangan dan pendirian negara mengenai isu-isu perubahan iklim.

Selain itu juga, mesyuarat ini juga bertujuan untuk mendapatkan komitmen peringkat tertinggi kerajaan bagi memastikan inisiatif serta sumber digembleng dalam merangka pelaksanaan Paris Agreement dengan teratur dan sempurna.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

11th Asia-Pacific Mineral Resource Exhibition and Conference (AMPREC) 2016

Minister of Natural Resource and Environment Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar with the Honourable Mr Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources of South Africa at the Official Opening of 11th Asia-Pacific Mineral Resource Exhibition and Conference (AMPREC) 2016 at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Pembangunan Tidak Terkawal Punca Banjir Pulau Pinang

PUTRAJAYA: Banjir kilat di Pulau Pinang baru-baru ini berpunca daripada pembangunan pesat yang tidak terkawal sehingga menyebabkan larian kelodak berlaku ke sistem perparitan dan sungai.

Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar berkata, pelaksanaan projek-projek tebatan banjir juga tidak akan menjamin kejadian banjir tidak berulang sekiranya pembangunan pesat di kawasan tadahan lembangan sungai tidak dikawal di peringkat punca.

"Pihak kerajaan negeri perlu memastikan program pembangunan di negeri tersebut dilaksanakan secara lestari dengan mengambil kira kepentingan rakyat dan bukannya menuding kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan apabila berlakunya kejadian banjir," katanya dalam sidang akhbar selepas perhimpunan bulanan kementeriannya di sini hari ini.

Dalam pada itu, berhubung kejadian pencemaran najis babi di Sungai Giling di Kampung Batu Laut, Sepang, Selangor, Wan Junaidi berkata, pihaknya sedang menunggu laporan penuh dari Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS) dalam tempoh tiga hari ini sebelum mengambil tindakan selanjutnya.

"Saya sudah arahkan Ketua Pengarah JAS untuk buat siasatan lengkap kerana ia membabitkan penempatan manusia.

"Segala pelan untuk menangani isu itu termasuk memindahkannya (ladang babi) atau melakukan penempatan semula ke tempat lebih jauh hanya boleh ditentukan selepas laporan itu siap, " katanya. - UTUSAN ONLINE

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Projek RTB RM250 Juta Tangani Banjir Di Kuching, Samarahan Dan Sibu

Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar telah memperuntukkan sebanyak RM250 juta bagi projek Rancangan Tebatan Banjir (RTB) fasa satu bagi kawasan Kuching, Samarahan dan Sibu.

Menterinya, Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar berkata, peruntukan tersebut telah pun diluluskan dan projek-projek berkenaan akan dilaksanakan setelah mendapat maklum balas daripada semua Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) mengenai kawasan mereka yang terjejas dengan banjir.

"Dalam masa dua minggu ini, kita akan mengumpul segala maklumat sebelum membuat penilaian, siasatan dan pelan menyeluruh," katanya lagi sambil menambah, fasa kedua dan ketiga projek RTB tersebut akan menyusul selepas fasa pertama disiapkan.

Junaidi, yang juga Ahli Parlimen Sanbtubong berkata demikian semasa sidang media selepas Majlis Penyerahan Sumbangan Jersi Bola Sepak bagi Pertandingan Piala Yang Berhormat Dr. Hazland Abang Hipni yang di adakan di Pusat Khidmat Parlimen Santubong, Jalan Kulas di sini pada tengahari tadi.

Terdahulu pada sebelah pagi, Junaidi telah mempengerusikan Taklimat Rancangan Tebatan Banjir Bersama JPS Negeri Sarawak di sebuah hotel terkemuka di Bandaraya Kuching.

Majlis berkenaan juga dihadiri oleh beberapa orang ADUN; ADUN Pantai Damai Dr Haji A Rahman Junaidi, ADUN Demak Laut Dr Haji Hazland Hipni, ADUN Muara Tuang Dato Haji Idris Buang AL-Hajj dan wakil-wakil kawasan DUN yang lain di sebuah hotel di Kuching.