SHAH ALAM, 21 July 2017 – Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) sealed another successful collaboration with Universitiy Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Dhaya Maju International (Asia) Sdn Bhf (DMIA) on Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) ICP Programme. UiTM, being the ICP Recipient, is awarded with a technologically advanced equipment in the area of rail construction.
The Second Tier ICP Agreement signed between TDA, UiTM and DMIA is in line with the Government’s aspiration to create a skilled workforce to support initiatives towards a high-income nation by year 2020.
Since the implementation of Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) in 2011, Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) has managed to trigger a total of 70 ICP programmes from various Government procurement worth about RM70 billion, until 2020. This amount will increase from time to time based on government revenue. Currently, seven programmes have been completed and have contributed RM5.134 billion ICP Credit Value (ICV) to the country's economy. The value of ICV is generated based on the impact and effectiveness of ICP projects on the need for empowering local capabilities. It can therefore be concluded that every one ringgit (RM1) spent on procurement, the Government receives a multiplied return of investment in terms of K-Worker's enhancement, technical capabilities as well as technology transfer.
Dhaya Maju International (Asia) Sdn Bhd (DMIA), being an ICP Obligor to the Work Package for Purchasing of Testing Equipment under the procurement of Design, Install, Test and Commission of Klang Valley Double Trak Project (KVDT) for Ministry of Transport, has purchased and placed Concrete Railway Sleepers and Bearers Dynamic Testing Machine, a technological advanced equipment in the area of rail construction. The machine that will be delivered to support and enhance UiTM’s rail testing activities, applicable to all type of train track. This machine is designed to perform multiple type of test including static and quasi-static tests, dynamic tests, fatigue tests and Low Vibration Track System (LVT system).
“We at the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) are encouraging such collaboration and are always concerned in giving due recognition to academicians involved,” said Deputy Secretary General (Management), Ministry of Higher Education, Dato’ Kamel Mohamad. “Maybe in the next five to ten years, we can compete with overseas universities such as the National University of Singapore and Monash University in Australia in offering the expertise and the latest lab equipment,” added Dato’ Kamel. Present at the event was Deputy Secretary General (Management) Ministry of Transport Dato’ Chua Kok Ching, TDA Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zailani Safari, UiTM Vice Chancellor Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr Hassan Said and DMIA Chairman General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohamed Azumi Mohamed.
“The government will spend more than RM150 billion until 2022 for the purpose of developing the infrastructure and rail system in Malaysia,” said Dato’Zailani. The event also saw the handover of employment offer letters from DMIA to ten UITM Graduates. The letters were presented by General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed.
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