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    UiTM Perak partners with Urbanice Malaysia to launch dockless e-scooters for a low-carbon campus initiative

    The Green Campus Committee of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perak Branch with strategic partner Urbanice Malaysia has recently launched the dockless e-scooter via Micro@Mobility program towards low carbon campus initiatives. UiTM Perak Branch is the first UiTM campus that has initiated and launched the utilization of e-scooter, where this program is part of the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UiTM Perak and Urbanice Malaysia. The program is also in collaboration with strategic partners of Perak Tengah District Council, Malaysian Green Technology Society, Beam Scooter Malaysia, Green Safe Cities (Gresafe), Sustainable Campus Club, HEP UiTM Perak Branch, and UiTM Green Centre (UGC). The initiative helps to accelerate the concept of “Green Lifestyles”, “Green Transportation” and “Low Carbon Initiatives” by reducing the number of utilized vehicles, thus reducing carbon emissions and environmental pollution. This project also supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) No 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.

    The program was launched by the Rector of UiTM Perak Branch, Associate Professor Dr. Nur Hisham Ibrahim, together with the head of the Green Campus Committee, Associate Professor Sr Dr. Nur Azfahani Ahmad, the project director, Gs. Norhazlan Haron and all strategic partners’ representatives. According to Associate Professor Sr Dr. Nur Azfahani, 100 e-scooters are provided to 13 stations in the UiTM Perak campus, and plan to increase the number of e-scooters in the future. The users can use it with a scanned QR code via the BEAM application, and the app can be downloaded via the Apple store (for IOS users) or Google Play Store (for Android users). UiTM Perak hopes that this project shall spark the movement of low-carbon neighbourhoods and foster green, healthy, and quality lifestyles among campus users.