Economic Planning Unit (EPU) DG Visits FRIM

The Director General (DG) of Economic Planning Unit (EPU) Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob, accompanied by his wife and a delegation of EPU staff including Puspanita members, paid an official visit to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on 15 February 2009.

They received a warm reception from FRIM DG, Dato’ Dr Abdul Latif Mohmod, Deputy DG Dato’ Dr Abdul Rashid Malik and a group of FRIM staff.

The EPU delegation was given a tour of various sites in the FRIM campus, including the canopy walkway which is one of the main tourist attractions, the ethnobotanic garden, the heritage garden site to be developed for the benefit of the public and the Kepong Botanic Garden.

To commemorate his visit, Sulaiman planted a cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum) at the ethnobotanic garden. It has become a tradition in FRIM to invite distinguished guests to participate in tree planting, which symbolizes the importance of forest conservation.

The visit was undertaken as part of the EPU DG’s agenda to see first hand the planning and implementation of FRIM development projects.

Published: 25 Feb 2009

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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109, Kepong Selangor Darul Ehsan

603 - 6279 7000
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