TELUK BAHANG: The Escape Theme Park here will become greener with the use of renewable energy by the end of next year.

Its chief executive officer, Sim Choo Kheng, said the theme park would be the first in Asia to adopt the eco-friendly feature, in line with its green ecotourism philosophy.

“The theme park will use less energy resource through solar panel facilities, and will be carbon neutral.

“It will 100 per cent rely on renewable energy technology.

“There are two theme parks in America, but I believe we will be the first in Asia with this technology,” he said after the opening of Escape Theme Park Phase 3 here today.

A tripartite agreement was signed between the theme park operator, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), and its subsidiary, GSPARX Sdn Bhd.

With the use of solar energy, the cost of power consumption will be reduced by 15 per cent.

TNB chief retail officer Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan said the solar panels would be installed on a 6,000sq m space and it would take between six months to a year before it could be used.

GSPARX will provide the capital outlay to install and maintain the solar system for 25 years involving an investment of up to RM2 million.

“This is part of our efforts to support the government’s initiative to encourage use of green energy.

“We are open to install a similar system at other theme parks in the country as well,” he added.

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