Melaka, 30 May 2014 – Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) will be playing a significant role towards transforming Melaka as the first Halal Logistic Hub in the country. This was made possible when a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) was inked between UniKL and Melaka Halal Hub Sdn. Bhd. (MHH) in Hotel Seri Costa, Melaka. Through the collaboration, UniKL will provide its expertise to MHH and its entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills on halal logistics covering the areas of process, certification, relevant business model as well as halal food technology and industry.
Addressing the audience, UniKL President / Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud said, "Currently, two branch campuses of UniKL namely UniKL Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) and UniKL Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) will be contributing its expertise for the collaboration. UniKL MIAT will be focussing on air transportation and halal food supply chain while UniKL MICET will be focussing on food technology and halal food production. Soon, another branch campus of UniKL namely UniKL Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL MITEC) that specialises in industrial logistics, warehousing, land and sea transportation will also be able to participate in the joined effort". He further added, "With expertise covering the land, sky and sea, UniKL will certainly be able to play a significant role towards making the Halal Logistic Hub a reality".
For the signing, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud and Deputy President (International, Industrial and Institutional Partnership), Prof. Dato' Ahmad Zahir Haji Mokhtar signed on behalf of UniKL while MHH was represented by its CEO, Puan Rossilah LalMuhammad and YB Datuk Hassan Abd Rahman, Melaka State Exco of Agriculture and Entrepreneur Development.
Melaka Halal Hub Sdn. Bhd. is a leading halal hub centre in Malaysia. It aims to position Melaka as a renowned one stop centre for halal logistic hub in the country and for the region that is fully equipped with halal warehouse facilities, transportation and related logistics services.
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