KOTA BARU (Bernama): Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) has sealed an agreement with the state government to boost the use of green technology, especially in garbage disposal, and reduce petroleum-based plastic use.
UMK vice-chancellor Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail said the university, through its Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kelantan Utilities Mubaraakan Sdn Bhd (KUM) to do research into developing a zero waste policy in the state.
The MoU would help ensure “the state is free from plastic-based garbage,” he said in a statement here Wednesday (April 17).
Noor Azizi had signed the MoU on behalf of UMK, while Kelantan Mentri Besar Incorporated chief executive officer Abdul Rashid Mohd Yusoff, who is also KUM executive director, signed on behalf of KUM at a ceremony in Kota Darulnaim Complex here on Tuesday (April 16).
Present at the ceremony was Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, who is also chairman of the KUM board of directors. – Bernama