Ekovest Berhad was a willing supporter of the Arena of Youth Programme organized by the CIDB.Participating as a mentor to guide the teams in managing their ideal city of 2050, we provided the participants of MyCity 2050, with mentorship in the areas of construction and infrastructure development, and told them of our experience in the industry.
My City 2050, is a construction-related competition held by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to envision, design and build a model of a sustainable city in 2050, whereby in the grand finale, 10 teams presented their visions of their city.
The 10 teams were SMK Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar and SMK Seri Kota Paloh, both from Johor; SMK Munshi Abdullah; SMK Ampang Pecah and Sunway International School, three from Selangor; Nexus International School from Putrajaya; SM Sains Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah from Pahang; SMK Sg Ara from Pulau Pinang; and SMK Kota Kuala Muda and SMK Ayer Hangat, both from Kedah.
My City 2050 is a city-planning competition held under the Arena of Youth banner, conceived as a means to develop the next generation of builders, involving schools under the PINTAR Foundation as well as International Schools. In Malaysia, youths between 0-14 years of age represent 28.8% of the population, making it therefore imperative to equip Malaysian youths taking part with the skills and leadership necessary to transition to working life and to engage them in being active citizens who are innovative and who will participate in the process of developing solutions to various issues and implementing them successfully.
The town-planning competition was won by SMK Seri Kota Paloh of Kluang, Johor with their “Nusantaria City”. It was cheerful to see how through this competition, it showed that the schools were examples of how persistence and mentorships can turn their vision of a futuristic city into reality.
Ekovest Berhad were delighted to be part of a cooperation that involved school children, from different parts of the nation. To be able to inspire the future generation with our expertise and knowledge of the industry, the MyCity 2050 highlighted that the future is bright amongst the nation’s young generation.