KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 2019 : Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) are to share expertise, technology and resources for a sustainable conservation of the environment.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Jan 14 by UTP vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib and DID director-general Datuk Dr Md Nasir Md Noh.
Also present at the signing ceremony were UTP chief strategy officer Dr Aidid Chee Tahir and DID director of Human Capital Development Division Norizan Abdul Aziz and Perak DID director Datuk Dr Ahmad Anuar Othman.
UTP through its Institute of Self-Sustainable Building for Smart Living (ISB) and DID will work together in areas such as coastal hydraulics and offshore engineering, internship programme, joint research and development activities, staff development programmes, joint publications of research outcomes, journal access and sharing of laboratory facilities and expertise.
“The university is extremely appreciative of the support and we hope that this is the beginning of a dynamic relationship with DID. This collaboration will give an opportunity for our researchers to work together with professionals at DID,” said Mohamed Ibrahim in a statement.
He also said that it is important for UTP to link with government agencies to remain competitive and relevant to the industry and nation at large, in line with UTP’s mission to expand its frontiers of technology and education for the betterment of society.
UTP ISB leads the research and innovation in green and clean (GLEAN) technologies for buildings, in the areas of energy, materials, water and waste and their impacts on social and community well-being.
It also seeks to discover inventions and innovations as well as best practices in buildings and communities which are sustainable and environmentally friendly. – Bernama