Mr Allen Ang, North West CDC Green Living Standing Committee Co-Chairman (right), receiving the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award 2017 from Hon. Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development, Brunei Darussalam (left).
To stimulate, benchmark, and recognize exemplary efforts on environmental sustainability, ASEAN initiated the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award programme in 2008. In its fourth edition running, the ASEAN ESC Award serves to recognise ten ASEAN cities/townships/districts that had implemented exemplary initiatives towards environmental sustainability and keeping the cities clean, green, and liveable. With the collective support of corporate, community and school partners, green volunteers and residents, the North West District has been awarded the title "ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City", for a second time, by the ASEAN National Committee at ASEAN ESC Award 2017 held on 12 September 2017 in Brunei Darussalam.
"Going green is about taking ownership of the environment; being considerate to others; and ensuring a liveable Singapore. Through Green Living @ North West, I am honoured to play an active role in championing sustainability as a way of life, and inspiring more stakeholders to join our journey in realising a greener and more gracious North West District." - Mr Allen Ang, North West CDC Green Living Standing Committee Co-Chairman