edotco Malaysia and Malaysian Meteorological Department collaborate on climate change issues

  • In line with its focus on sustainability, three edotco telecommunications towers in Malaysia will host greenhouse gas monitoring stations under MET Malaysia
  • These new stations, together with an existing station in Danum Valley, will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network

Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2021 – edotco Malaysia has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia) in a unique public-private cooperation that will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network.

The MoU supports the nation’s commitment to international climate change issues prescribed by the United Nations (UN) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as well as its subsidiary, the WMO-Global Atmosphere Watch (WMO-GAW) program. Currently, Malaysia hosts one of the only 30 GAW Global stations in the world, whereby monitoring the greenhouse gases is one of the mandatory observations.   

The GHG monitoring initiative will also contribute to the Advancing Sustainability theme of the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP), which targets to reduce GHG emissions intensity by up to 45% within 2030 based on 2005 levels. 

The initiative helps strengthen the nation’s resilience against climate change and extreme weather-related disasters. It also aligns with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mission to provide an objective source of scientific information concerning the role of human activities in climate change. This effort is consistent with the long-term goal of the UN, via the Paris Agreement, which aims to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by the end of the twenty-first century.

edotco Malaysia is providing MET Malaysia rent-free access and use of its towers to install the GHG monitoring systems. Gases to be monitored are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO). Air sampling inlets for these gases need to be deployed at adequate heights to minimize the influence of local terrain and human activity’s influence on the air samples collected. Adequate space for a cabin at the base of the tower to house the monitoring equipment has also been allocated. Based on these requirements, edotco has identified its towers at Gunung Brinchang in Cameron Highlands (Pahang), Gunung Raya, Langkawi (Kedah) and Sabangkoi, Sarikei (Sarawak) to house the respective GHG monitoring systems.

edotco Malaysia Managing Director, Wan Zainal Adileen said of the collaboration, “edotco champions sustainability in all that we do.  The opportunity to support MET Malaysia’s commitment to climatological services resonates with our initiatives to continuously bring about positive impacts to the people and nation. We are pleased that our infrastructure and its locations fit perfectly into the purpose of this global initiative. Our business model of telecommunication infrastructure sharing is inherently environmentally friendly as we encourage the co-location of equipment instead of single-operator structures. We are conscious of the far-reaching impacts of our every effort. edotco is privileged to already have the infrastructure required to install the monitoring solutions at their optimum configuration without major modifications or additional outlay. Furthermore, it also fits into our Tower to Community efforts in impacting positively communities in which we operate.”

The sites provided by edotco Malaysia enhance MET Malaysia’s capacity and the country in the field of GHG studies while fulfilling the country’s international obligations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) WMO-GAW. It allows for the expansion of the network of national greenhouse gas monitoring stations to Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. These three new sites, together with the existing Global GAW station in Danum Valley, Sabah will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network. 

“The strong support of edotco Malaysia in this project will provide a tremendous impact towards contribution by Malaysia in climate change efforts at the global stage. By making available its telecommunications towers to MET Malaysia, edotco helps in the monitoring and collection of important data sets for the submission of comprehensive National Communications (NC) and respective Biennial Update Report (BUR) of Malaysia to the UNFCCC,” said Muhammad Helmi Abdullah Director-General of the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

He continued, “The project also enhances MET Malaysia’s ability to monitor impacts of the National Greenhouse gases Accounting Framework and at the same time verify the effectiveness of Climate Change Policy, and mitigation measures are undertaken. It will have far-reaching impacts for the nation in the ability to counter-review conclusions of external research on emissions of carbon dioxide and methane in Malaysia. MET Malaysia will also be able to verify Global and Regional Climate Survey models with the observation data obtained in the country.”

The deployed GHG systems are designed to obtain observations in accordance with international standards, therefore ensuring that the GHG composition monitoring program implemented is of high quality. The data obtained will contribute towards the long-term planning to build resilience in the face of extreme weather due to climate change.

Installation of the GHG monitoring systems is underway, with the data collection initial phase expected to be completed by early 2022. MET Malaysia will be sharing the observations under the WMO-GAW platform, thus providing accurate and reliable global GHG data.

About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

edotco Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 41,700 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Philippines and Pakistan with 22,329 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,258 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service, echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail:  noreen.sabrina@edotcogroup.com

edotco Malaysia and Malaysian Meteorological Department collaborate on climate change issues

  • In line with its focus on sustainability, three edotco telecommunications towers in Malaysia will host greenhouse gas monitoring stations under MET Malaysia
  • These new stations, together with an existing station in Danum Valley, will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network

Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2021 – edotco Malaysia has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia) in a unique public-private cooperation that will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network.

The MoU supports the nation’s commitment to international climate change issues prescribed by the United Nations (UN) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as well as its subsidiary, the WMO-Global Atmosphere Watch (WMO-GAW) program. Currently, Malaysia hosts one of the only 30 GAW Global stations in the world, whereby monitoring the greenhouse gases is one of the mandatory observations.   

The GHG monitoring initiative will also contribute to the Advancing Sustainability theme of the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP), which targets to reduce GHG emissions intensity by up to 45% within 2030 based on 2005 levels. 

The initiative helps strengthen the nation’s resilience against climate change and extreme weather-related disasters. It also aligns with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mission to provide an objective source of scientific information concerning the role of human activities in climate change. This effort is consistent with the long-term goal of the UN, via the Paris Agreement, which aims to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by the end of the twenty-first century.

edotco Malaysia is providing MET Malaysia rent-free access and use of its towers to install the GHG monitoring systems. Gases to be monitored are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO). Air sampling inlets for these gases need to be deployed at adequate heights to minimize the influence of local terrain and human activity’s influence on the air samples collected. Adequate space for a cabin at the base of the tower to house the monitoring equipment has also been allocated. Based on these requirements, edotco has identified its towers at Gunung Brinchang in Cameron Highlands (Pahang), Gunung Raya, Langkawi (Kedah) and Sabangkoi, Sarikei (Sarawak) to house the respective GHG monitoring systems.

edotco Malaysia Managing Director, Wan Zainal Adileen said of the collaboration, “edotco champions sustainability in all that we do.  The opportunity to support MET Malaysia’s commitment to climatological services resonates with our initiatives to continuously bring about positive impacts to the people and nation. We are pleased that our infrastructure and its locations fit perfectly into the purpose of this global initiative. Our business model of telecommunication infrastructure sharing is inherently environmentally friendly as we encourage the co-location of equipment instead of single-operator structures. We are conscious of the far-reaching impacts of our every effort. edotco is privileged to already have the infrastructure required to install the monitoring solutions at their optimum configuration without major modifications or additional outlay. Furthermore, it also fits into our Tower to Community efforts in impacting positively communities in which we operate.”

The sites provided by edotco Malaysia enhance MET Malaysia’s capacity and the country in the field of GHG studies while fulfilling the country’s international obligations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) WMO-GAW. It allows for the expansion of the network of national greenhouse gas monitoring stations to Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. These three new sites, together with the existing Global GAW station in Danum Valley, Sabah will form the National Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network. 

“The strong support of edotco Malaysia in this project will provide a tremendous impact towards contribution by Malaysia in climate change efforts at the global stage. By making available its telecommunications towers to MET Malaysia, edotco helps in the monitoring and collection of important data sets for the submission of comprehensive National Communications (NC) and respective Biennial Update Report (BUR) of Malaysia to the UNFCCC,” said Muhammad Helmi Abdullah Director-General of the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

He continued, “The project also enhances MET Malaysia’s ability to monitor impacts of the National Greenhouse gases Accounting Framework and at the same time verify the effectiveness of Climate Change Policy, and mitigation measures are undertaken. It will have far-reaching impacts for the nation in the ability to counter-review conclusions of external research on emissions of carbon dioxide and methane in Malaysia. MET Malaysia will also be able to verify Global and Regional Climate Survey models with the observation data obtained in the country.”

The deployed GHG systems are designed to obtain observations in accordance with international standards, therefore ensuring that the GHG composition monitoring program implemented is of high quality. The data obtained will contribute towards the long-term planning to build resilience in the face of extreme weather due to climate change.

Installation of the GHG monitoring systems is underway, with the data collection initial phase expected to be completed by early 2022. MET Malaysia will be sharing the observations under the WMO-GAW platform, thus providing accurate and reliable global GHG data.

About edotco Group

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

edotco Group operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 41,700 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Philippines and Pakistan with 22,329 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 11,258 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real-time monitoring service, echo, has driven significant improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.

edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor
edotco Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +603 2268 6014
E-mail:  noreen.sabrina@edotcogroup.com