PAGOH, 29 AUGUST 2023 – The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Technology Depository Agency (TDA), an agency under the Ministry of Finance (MOF) that acts as the Industrial Collaboration Program (ICP) authority for Government Procurement at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) Pagoh Campus.
This MOU aims to explore cooperation opportunities in coordinating and increasing the involvement of institutions under MOHE in the implementation of ICP for government procurement. This is in line with efforts to empower the Higher Education Policy under the MADANI Economy Framework which will focus and prioritize talent readiness, research & innovation, knowledge transfer and internationalization of higher education. TDA, which manages and monitors the implementation of the ICP for government procurement, will attract commitments from local and foreign industries to collaborate with local institutions to meet the needs of the national objectives including transfer of technology & expertise, investment promotion and market access.
The MOU was signed by Prof. Dr. Azlinda bt Azman (Director General, Department of Higher Education), Dr. Haji Mohd Zahari b Ismail (Director General, Department of Polytechnic Education & Community College) and Dr. Sharoul Jambari (Chief Executive Officer, TDA). YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (Minister of Higher Education) witnessed the KPT-TDA MOU signing ceremony together with YB Tuan Sim Tze Tzin (TDA Chairman) and YBhg. Dato’ Seri Abdul Razak Jaafar (Secretary General of MOHE).
“I am confident that following the signing of the MOU today, and the coordination that will be made at MOHE and TDA level later, will open up more opportunities for the involvement of IHLs and related institutions to collaborate with the industry with quality and expertise,” said YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin in his speech.
“TDA aims to produce a more skilled workforce as well as services based on digital technology in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0 to meet and complement the demand for foreign and local investment under the implementation of the ICP”, said YB Tuan Sim Tze Tzin, Chairman of TDA.