Govt hospitals to adopt green technology to reduce electricity bills

06/08/2012 22:21


KUALA LUMPUR: Major government hospitals will adopt green technology to reduce their electricity bills by next year, said Health Ministry.

Its minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said 28 government hospitals would be adopting several energy-saving methods to reduce electricity bills by 10% next year.

“We have found that these hospitals have incurred a total of RM115mil per year in electric bills. This does not include smaller hospitals as there are 135 hospitals nationwide,” he said during a press conference after “Promise Me 2012” campaign launch by the Truly Loving Company Sdn Bhd here on Monday.

He said the hospitals would use energy-saving air conditioners and light bulbs.

Liow added he would announce the hospitals selected that will go green by next year at a later time.




By WONG PEK MEI for The Star News

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