Country Garden Pacificview Contributes RM20,000 to Sekolah Kebangsaan Morni Pok

Gelang Patah, 17th November 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City project, proudly contributes RM20,000 to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Morni Pok today at the mock cheque handover presentation together with students’ academic excellence and graduation ceremony. The contribution are for infrastructure improvement of the school. CGPV also contribute one container which was converted into a classroom cabin.

The effort of the contribution is to curb with classroom shortage of the school. The contributions also aimed to provide a conducive learning facility for the convenience of students and teachers in the CGPV’s adopted school.

“Our CSR programmes aims at contributing to capacity building and human capital development so that the communities within our area of operations will be able to participate in and benefit from the extensive developments undertaken by the company” said Hezrin Ali, Head of Corporate Communication & Media CGPV.

CGPV has introduced adopted school program to strengthen CGPV’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in education. The implementation of this program is to assist students in the selected schools in various ways especially in terms of personal development, academic and social development. CGPV’s adopted school includes
SK Morni Pok, SK Pendas Laut, SK Tanjung Kupang, SK Tiram Duku and SK Tanjong Adang.

“It is CGPV’s responsibility to give back to the community and CGPV will continue to devise more CSR activities as we aimed to highlight the ways in which we have leveraged our knowledge, expertise and insights to create avenues for progress within the community” added Hezrin.

The main purpose of this program is to provide planned guidance for the students and to provide comprehensive learning facility for the development of a student’s academic performance in the adopted schools. CGPV has organised various CSR event towards the education which includes UPSR Final Sprint Motivational Seminar, Back to School CGPV and infrastructure upgrade of its adopted schools.

“SK Morni Pok thank and appreciate CGPV for their generous contribution. We will use the classroom cabin for the benefit of students. The school infrastructure and facilities are inadequate, and we will use the fund to improve the infrastructure of the school. I hope the improvement of the infrastructure will motivate the students” said Kamarudin Yusop, Headmaster of SK Morni Pok.

The mock cheque handover presentation together with students’ academic excellence and graduation ceremony were held at the school and was officiated by Tuan Mohammad Khairi A. Malik, Political Secretary to Chief Minister of Johor / Head of UMNO Gelang Patah division.

Hezrin Ali, Head of Corporate Communication & Media CGPV (far left) handing over the mock cheque to representative from SK Morni Pok

 

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Country Garden Pacificview Support for Johor’s Conservation and Research & Development of Sea Horse Program

Gelang Patah, 4th November 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer for Forest City project is honored to be the official sponsor for the launch of ‘Seahorses Heritage from Pristine Johor Straits’ Book and Release of Sea Horses event which was successfully held at Johor RAMSAR site, Sungai Pulai, Gelang Patah, Johor today. The event was officiated by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Al-marhum Sultan Iskandar, The Sultan of Johor.

The effort is a part of CGPV’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the environment. CGPV believe in contributing to the enhancement of quality as well as development of the community, education and environment through the provision of products and services that address our stakeholders’ needs and aspirations. The sponsorship also highlighted CGPV’s full support to the Johor’s conservation and research & development (R&D) of sea horse program.

“As a caring developer and a good corporate citizen, our CSR programmes aims at contributing to capacity building, human capital development and environmental initiative so that the communities will be able to participate in and benefit from the extensive developments undertaken by the Company” said Datuk Md Othman Bin Hj Yusof, Executive Director CGPV.

The historic event was listed in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for three success, firstly for the achievement, which is Johor as the first state in Malaysia to implement the release of sea horse program, the results of ex-sifu breeding to natural habitats. Secondly, the release of 200 seahorses at RAMSAR site, Sungai Pulai, Johor and lastly, the development of the first sea horse sanctuary in Malaysia by J-Biotech.

“We are proud to be the official sponsor of this momentous event. The seahorse conservation efforts are important in ensuring the existence of this marine life for our future generations. Credits has to go down to J-Biotech for playing an important role and responsible for developing Johor into prime mover of biotechnology and biodiversity” added Datuk Md Othman.

CGPV hopes this event will be the first of many to come involving CGPV’s CSR effort to the environment. CGPV will derives more CSR related programme in the future, our focus on the development to community, education and environment enables us to streamline our initiatives to make more targeted and meaningful difference.

CGPV Executive Directors

CGPV Executive Directors

Country Garden Pacificview Contributes RM20,000 to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tanjong Adang

Gelang Patah, 29th October 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City project, proudly contributes RM20,000 to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tanjong Adang today for infrastructure improvement of the school and to provide a conducive learning facility for the convenience of students and teachers in the CGPV’s adopted school.

“As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, CGPV has a responsibility not only to its employees, customers and investors, but also to the various communities in which CGPV operates. CGPV’s CSR policy is focused on education, community and environment” said Hezrin Ali, Head of Corporate Communication & Media CGPV.

CGPV has introduced adopted school program to strengthen CGPV’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in education. The implementation of this program is to assist students in the selected schools in various ways especially in terms of personal development, academic and social development.

“CGPV will continue to devise more CSR activities as we aimed to highlight the ways in which we have leveraged our knowledge, expertise and insights to create avenues for progress within our community” added Hezrin.

The main purpose of this program is to provide planned guidance for the students and to provide comprehensive learning facility for the development of a student’s academic performance in the adopted schools.

The mock cheque presentation ceremony were held at the school and was officiated by Hezrin Ali, Head, Corporate Communication & Media, CGPV.

Hezrin (second from left, seated) and Aisah (third from left, seated) with the school's students after the handing over ceremony

Hezrin (second from left, seated) and Aisah (third from left, seated) with the school’s students after the handing over ceremony

Movie Treat for Underprivileged Students

Johor Bahru, 15 October 2015 – Approximately 20 primary school students who achieved well in their Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) trial examination  were treated to a movie preview of ‘PAN’ at City Square Johor Bahru.

Most of the students expressed that it is their first time to enjoy a movie in a cinema and felt grateful for the opportunity given by Country Garden Pacificview.

According to Hezrin Ali, Head of Corporate Communication and Media of Country Garden Pacificview, the organisation took an initiative to treat the underprivilleged kids for ‘PAN’ and free movie snacks from four different adopted schools namely SK Tanjong Adang, SK Morni Pok, SK Pendas Laut and SK Tanjung Kupang from within Gelang Patah area.

“Other than to celebrate the students’ achievement, the movie preview is also an inaugural for Country Garden Pacificview to invite Johor media partners as a get-together occasion. The movie treat is also an incentive for the students to study hard and achieve well in their examination,” added Hezrin.

Students with reps from Country Garden Pacificview and Johor media members

Students with reps from Country Garden Pacificview and Johor media members

Country Garden Pacificview Organizes “Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015”

Country Garden Pacificview Organizes “Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015”
 
SKUDAI, 22nd August 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer for Forest City project successfully organized “Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015” (2015 UPSR Final Spin) for its adopted primary schools at Al-Jazari Hall, Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia today.
 
The programme’s objective is to assist students from five primary schools in Mukim Gelang Patah to prepare and achieve excellence in Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations. In this program, CGPV organizing one-day workshop seminar for 115 students who will be sitting for UPSR next month. CGPV’s aim is to work closely with its adopted schools to create a strong academic foundation for the students to excel in their academic journey.
 
“The program is one of the initiatives undertaken by CGPV in helping to motivate the candidates of UPSR exams. It is one of our Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) activities under the CGPV Academic Excellence label,” said Hezrin Ali, Manager of
Corporate Communication & Media CGPV.
 
Under this program, the students will able to know the technics and tips how to answer the questions for four main subjects – Bahasa Malaysia, Science, Mathematics as well as English. Also a slot for motivational talks to motivate and inspire students
to achieve excellence.
115 students from CGPV's adopted primary school pose for a group picture at the Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015 workshop.

115 students from CGPV’s adopted primary school pose for a group picture at the Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015 workshop.

The primary school students pay attention during the Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015 workshop organised by Country Garden Pacificview.

The primary school students pay attention during the Pecutan Akhir UPSR 2015 workshop organised by Country Garden Pacificview.

Country Garden Pacificview Refurbished Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Kupang’s School Stage

Country Garden Pacificview Refurbished Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Kupang’s School Stage
Gelang Patah, 13 August 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City project, proudly announced the enhanced outlook of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Kupang school stage today.
Based on “need basis” as the main criterion, one of the Country Garden Pacificview adopted school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Kupang to receive financial support and assistance for upgraded school stage for the student’s utilization.
“The building of the stage as well other facilities costs at RM20,000.00. The effort is one of our corporate social responsibilities,” said Hezrin Ali, Corporate Communication & Media Manager of CGPV.
“As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, CGPV has a responsibility not only to its employees, customers and investors, but also to the various communities in which CGPV operates in. CGPV’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy is focused on education and community building programmes and other community engagement efforts,” added Hezrin.
Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Kupang senior assistant principle Normajidy Abdul Majid said the old stage, which was 10 years old, was in a deplorable condition as the plywood was damaged after it was infested with termites.
“We are thankful for the contribution as the pupils will now have a better learning environment,” added Normajidy.
Launching and gracing the event was CGPV Corporate Communication & Media Manager, Hezrin Ali yesterday handed over the stage, which came with marble flooring.
CGPV Corporate Communication and Media Manager, Hezrin Ali (left), hands over the plaque to SK Tanjung Kupang School representatives.

CGPV Corporate Communication and Media Manager, Hezrin Ali (left), hands over the plaque to SK Tanjung Kupang School representatives.

The school children of SK Tanjung Kupang with their new school stage, accompanied by Hezrin Ali (Center), Manager of Corporate Communications and Media at Country Garden Pacificview.

The school children of SK Tanjung Kupang with their new school stage, accompanied by Hezrin Ali (Center), Manager of Corporate Communications and Media at Country Garden Pacificview.

SK Tanjung Kupang's new school stage, sponsored by Country Garden Pacificview as part of the Forest City developer's CSR efforts.

SK Tanjung Kupang’s new school stage, sponsored by Country Garden Pacificview as part of the Forest City developer’s CSR efforts.

Country Garden Pacificview & Johor Versys Owner Group Bikers Set Off for Peninsular Camping Ride 2015

Country Garden Pacificview & Johor Versys Owner Group Bikers Set Off for Peninsular Camping Ride 2015
JOHOR BAHRU, 25th May 2015 – Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City project today jointly organized with Johor Versys Owner Group (JVOG) left to East Coast for its Peninsular Camping Ride 2015.
Starting from Johor Bahru, the four-day journey will see about 30 participants covering a 2,000km routes to the states of Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan across the Titiwangsa Range to Kedah, crossing the Penang Bridge, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca before ended back in Johor Bahru.
“The reason to hold this camping ride is to show to the public that being a biker would not stop a person from involving in charity work. Apart from doing charity work, we also want the public to know that involving in such activity can help foster closer relationships between the races,” said Yu Runze, Head of Strategy Country Garden Pacifiview Sdn Bhd.
The bikers are from Kawasaki Versys owners from around the State. Most bikers consists of riders who have experience in the field of motoring and cruising with the desire to experience the ride in convoy for a long journey.
“With casual riding concept, we hope this ride to give positive public perception that the bikers transpire prudent, disciplined as well as orderly ride. At the same time to challenge the durability of bikers to ride for long distances and in a different weather and road conditions,” said Ali Qushairy Abu Kasim, Director of Johor Versys Owner Group.
“While our company delighted to jointly organize this event with JVOG, it is one of CGPV’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities in addition to introduce CGPV throughout the peninsular of Malaysia,” added Runze.
The Peninsular Camping Ride 2015 was flagged off by the presence of Y.B Dr. Haji Zaini Haji Abu Bakar, Assemblyman of Nusajaya in front of Country Garden’s office.
A group shot of Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) and Johor Versys Onwer Group (JVOC) at CGPV to officiate the Peninsular Camping Ride 2015

A group shot of Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) and Johor Versys Onwer Group (JVOC) at CGPV to officiate the Peninsular Camping Ride 2015

A pit stop at Pusat Tarbiah Nurul Iman.

A pit stop at Pusat Tarbiah Nurul Iman.

 

CGPV and joint organizer JVOC contribute RM2, 500 to Pusat Tarbiah Nurul Iman.

CGPV and joint organizer JVOC contribute RM2, 500 to Pusat Tarbiah Nurul Iman.

 

Forest City On-Track, Following Approval of DEIA and EMP

Forest City On-Track, Following Approval of DEIA and EMP
 
Johor Bahru, 26 March 2015: Country Garden Holdings Ltd. and Esplanade Danga 88 Sdn. Bhd., the joint venture partners that formed Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) to deliver the Forest City development project, today moved to issue clarification over the project’s status.
 
Datuk Othman, Executive Director of CGPV “Construction work on the Forest City project voluntarily ceased on 16 June 2014 in order for us to conduct, and get approvals from the Department of Environment (DoE), for the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP). Approval was granted in January 2015 and February 2015 respectively. Given that all necessary documents have been submitted and approved, the project has recommenced, is on track and does not expect any further cessation.”
 
“During the construction period, we will ensure that all environmental preservation, safety, health and environment related measures will be DoE compliant and implemented according to our EMP to minimise inconvenience to the community and environment. These measures include the installation of a double silt curtain and a daily water monitoring system to ensure no major or sustained anomalies were found in the water readings,” added Datuk Othman.
 
Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd encourages all readers or interested parties to visit its microsite cgpvforestcity.wordpress.com or contact the company at countrygardenmalaysia@gmail.com or to askus@countrygarden.com.my for more information.

Forest City Project Recommences as Country Garden Pacificview Prioritises Environmental Mitigation Measures

Forest City Project Recommences as Country Garden Pacificview Prioritises Environmental Mitigation Measures

 
Kuala Lumpur, 19 March 2015– Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV), the master developer for the Forest City project, is pleased to announce that construction work on the project has recommenced following the Department of Environment (DoE)’s approval on its Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) in January 2015 and Environmental Management Plan in February 2015.
 
Covering a total of 3,425 acres, the 4 man-made island Forest City project will be reclaimed in four phases: Island 1, 979 acres; Island 2, 1896 acres; Island 3, 405 acres; and Island 4, 145 acres. The topside development will also be developed concurrently during the reclamation phase of each island. The project is estimated to be completed in 2045.
 
Speaking at the media briefing, Datuk Md. Othman Yusof, Executive Director of CGPV, said: “We are pleased to be able to recommence our work, and, with our proven track record and quality of delivery, we are confident that the project will be completed within our timeline.”
 
In line with its commitment to preserve the environment and ensuring all mitigation measures are in place prior to the recommencement of work, CGPV voluntarily stopped work eight months ago to conduct the DEIA. The DEIA covers measures to minimise or mitigate environmental impacts through integrated and workable solutions, approved by the DoE.
 
“Naturally, during the 20-year construction period, various environmental preservation, safety, health and environment related measures will be implemented according to our EMP to minimise inconvenience to the community and environment.
 
“These measures include the installation of a double silt curtain and a daily water monitoring system to ensure no major or sustained anomalies were found in the water readings. These procedures were implemented to contain and control the dispersion of sedimentation, as well as to preserve the sea grass in the area.
 
“It is also our upmost priority to keep the public informed and ensure that their daily lives will not be disrupted by the project. CGPV will continue its engagement with the community to ensure that their feedback is taken into consideration throughout this development,” Datuk Othman added.

Country Garden Pacificview Confirms Environmental Compliance and Calls for Investigation, Not Speculation on Cause of Fish Death

COUNTRY GARDEN PACIFICVIEW CONFIRMS ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION, NOT SPECULATION ON CAUSE OF FISH DEATH

No major or sustained anomalies in water readings which could potentially point to the death of the fish
 
Johor Bahru: March 15, 2015 – Environment monitoring company Asian Environmental Solutions Sdn. Bhd., today said, “From a water quality perspective, we have been carrying out tests on a daily and monthly basis for the past year and there have been no major or sustained anomalies in the readings which could potentially point to the death of the fish. There could be quite a number of causes, including upstream pollution or a seasonal phenomenon known as plankton bloom.”
 
Last week saw media coverage over the ‘plankton bloom’ phenomenon which has also effected fish stocks and aqua-culture in neighbouring Singapore. Plankton bloom is a phenomenon that occurs periodically and cyclically, during droughts and dry spells such as is being observed in the Johor Straits currently. The phenomenon sees the plankton absorbing more oxygen from the water than normal, ultimately causing the fish to suffocate.
 
Speaking for Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd, Datuk Md Othman, Executive Director said, “It is important to remember that CGPV voluntarily stopped work eight months ago, while we conducted a ‘Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment’ (DEIA). We did this voluntarily so that could be certain that we were working with the environment and not against it. In the planning of the project, we have invested heavily in research to understand every detail such as sediment flow and the hydro-dynamic-impact of our project’s shape, so that we could protect elements of the environment such as sea-grass. The DEIA, which covers the measures proposed to minimise or mitigate environmental impacts through integrated and workable solutions, reaffirmed that our guidelines and standards were compliant.”
 
“With the release and validation of the DEIA, we are only now beginning to prepare for full recommencement of work later in the year. When we do recommence, we will continue to be compliant to the guidelines and work well within the best-practice-standards. It is important to carry out a proper investigation by a marine specialist to try to ascertain the actual cause of death of the fish rather than make a speculative assumption without proper verification.”