The Ministry of Transport needs the help of MITRANS in organising an eco-driving seminar. In order to start the ball rolling, MITRANS needs a letter of appointment so that the project can be registered with UiTM's Research Management Institute (RMI).
Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were:
- The degree of detail needed for the syllabus for eco-driving needs to be discussed and finalised.
- The Tagline for the Seminar should be: ‘Reducing cost of business’. This fits into government’s aspiration of reducing the cost of living of the ‘rakyat’. Green logistics is frequently associated with increase in costs. Cost saving is a good way of motivating green practices among logistics companies.
- There could also be incentives, e.g. exemption of tax for the investment that is put into green technology and practices.
- The key to green logistics is affordability. Majority of logistics industry stakeholders in Malaysia are SMEs. Being small, any introduction of something new means a cost increase.
As for the format, it was suggested that there be two sessions for the seminar. One on theory of green logistics, whilst another session would be reserved for practical implementation. The budget for the seminar was to be provided by MOT and no fees will be charged for the participants. So its free folks. Watch this space for details and please do register for the seminar.