A MoU was signed between Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Sarawak Waste Management Sdn. Bhd./Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd. on 30 April 2008 at the Centre for Academic Information Services (CAIS), UNIMAS.
The main objectives of the MoU are to establish a long-term platform for research collaboration between the three organisations, develop expertise in waste management and treatment among the staff of the organisations, and to generate new knowledge, technologies and approaches for a sustainable management of solid wastes in Sarawak.
The collaborative research projects undertaken within the MoU will kick off with two projects ie solid wastes characterisation studies in major towns of Sarawak, and survey of public perception on the quality of services by Trienekens. Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd. has agreed to provide a research grant of RM300,000 to fund the two projects over a period of two years.