Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2: Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd., the Manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with GMA Resources Sdn Bhd (GMA) set to reshape the retail landscape.
Commencing from Jan 1, this groundbreaking initiative will see the installation of 13 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Bays across six shopping malls within Hektar REIT’s portfolio.
In a world where consumer behaviors and global challenges, such as climate change, continue to evolve, the installation of EV Charging Bays represents a pioneering move by Hektar REIT to stay ahead of market demands.
This initiative not only aligns with the global shift towards green energy but also exemplifies Hektar REIT’s robust commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.
These cutting-edge charging bays signify an upgrade to the existing infrastructure across Hektar REIT’s portfolio, aligning seamlessly with the company’s commercial and sustainability objectives.
Furthermore, an additional bay, the first of its kind, will be introduced at the shopping mall located at Segamat Central in Segamat, Johor.
This move reinforces the REIT’s dedication to bringing greener options to diverse and under-served geographical locations.
Johan Azman Ghaus, Director of GMA Resources Sdn. Bhd., expressed his excitement about this collaboration, stating, “After three decades in the energy sector, we are thrilled to embark on this EV charging bays collaboration with Hektar REIT, aligning with their energy transition efforts to champion a sustainable environment.
It further underscores our belief that the renewables & EV sector will emerge as vital components of our portfolio, and we look forward to future innovation opportunities in this space.”
In line with Hektar REIT’s unwavering commitment to ESG goals, a significant aspect of this collaboration focuses on enhancing the portfolio’s sustainability credentials.
The introduction of these EV Charging Bays not only promotes the adoption of green transportation options but also enhances Hektar REIT’s appeal to a growing demographic of environmentally conscious shoppers and loyal patrons.
Johari Shukri Jamil, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd., commented, “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with GMA!
This partnership amplifies Hektar REIT’s dedication to pioneering the future of transportation, ensuring unparalleled convenience, and championing sustainability for our valued patrons.”
These new EV charging bays represent more than just infrastructure; they symbolize Hektar REIT’s commitment to nurturing greener communities and driving innovation in retail experiences.
With these new EV charging bays, the aim is to make every shopping trip a little more convenient, ensuring EV-driving patrons feel right at home while they shop, dine, and recharge – both their cars and their spirits.
As part of their larger mission to champion environmental responsibility, Hektar REIT is committed to rolling out even more sustainability-focused initiatives in the near future.
Their goal is to tangibly reduce their carbon footprint, ensuring that their malls aren’t just places of commerce but hubs of green innovation and community partnership.
Stay tuned as Hektar REIT continues their journey towards a greener tomorrow.
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