Politeknik Sandakan Sabah chooses Scania Ecolution
Sandakan, 19 March 2020 – Politeknik Sandakan Sabah (PSS) became the first educational institution of higher learning in Malaysia to sign the Scania Ecolution Partnership agreement recently, in the presence of Tajul Ariffin Mohamed Arif, director, Politeknik Sandakan Sabah and Tom Kuiphuis, the pre-sales director, Scania Southeast Asia.
“We believe being part of the Scania Ecolution programme will to a certain extend help us towards our Green objective; to reduce the impact onto the environment by emitting less carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere via our Scania K360IB4x2,” said Tajul.
“With a population of almost one thousand students we need more coaches to transport them to and from scheduled activities away from the campus. The one unit we purchased in 2012 is still running well and still gives us safety, comfort, reliability and fuel economy. We are already looking at securing another one more Scania coach very soon and anxiously waiting for the budget approval,” he added.
”Scania has been introducing sustainable transport solutions for a long time, especially when it comes to the reduction of carbon dioxide and today’s signing ceremony is our on-going drive towards the 2050 commitment in reducing the carbon footprint to net zero,” said Tom.
PSS was happy to be presented with this opportunity to be part of Scania’s programme that is significantly lessening the impact to the environment. The programme will not only lower PSS’ coach operation cost but will also reduce its carbon footprint by lessening the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) through the reduction of fuel consumption. PSS will also be enlisting the drivers into the Scania Driver Training and Coaching services that will help change their mindset into believing that every individual driver matters.
The coach helps with the smooth running of all the PSS’ programmes be they in Sandakan or throughout Sabah, right up to Brunei due to the uptime that it provides.