UniSZA, MTM ink MoU on aquaculture cooperation

Last update: 10/02/2020

KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 10 -- Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and homegrown aquaculture company Micronutrients Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MTM) today signed a memorandum of understandings (MoU) for greater cooperation in aquaculture.

UniSZA vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan said the cooperation would involve the university's tilapia breeding project and students’ activities and research in aquatic science.

“With the MoU, both parties will indulge in aquaculture activities on a 30-acre land at the university’s campus in Besut.

“Apart from that, MTM will also offer industrial training to UniSZA Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry students, as well as employment opportunities to the graduates,” he said in a statement issued in conjunction with the MoU signing ceremony here today.

MTM breeds tilapia of Grade C to Grade A locally and the company aspires to expand its market globally in the future. 

At the event, the university was represented by Dr Hassan Basri and Registrar Ismail Ahmad, while MTM was represented by its chief executive director Datuk Alex E.E Lye Dean and technical executive officer Terry Goh.