SANA’A, 15 April – The Prime Minister of Yemen, Dr. Ali Mohamaed Mujawar was flattered with Malaysia’s high achievement in various fields of knowledge, mainly in technology and development of human capital.
Upon knowing that a delegation from Universiti Putra Malaysia had come to Sana’a University’s campus to sign a MoU on the 12th April, the Prime Minister had graciously invited the delegation to his office.
During the visit which was headed by UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah, Dr. Mujawar stressed on the importance of the collaboration between these two countries.
The Prime Minister went saying that the sharing of expertise and the promotion of development of knowledge and human capital is imminent. It is in line with progress of the scientific field and research between Yemen and Malaysia, especially UPM.
“This collaboration is also significant towards development of biotechnology, agriculture, fisheries, medicine and health sciences,” said Dr. Mujawar during the visit which was also attended by the Rector of Sana’a University Dr. Khaled Abdulla Tameem and Mahasin Muniabary, the university’s Chairman of Environment Protection.
Dr. Mujawar also showed his happiness towards the positive outcome which has been achieved between UPM and Sana’a University because it inculcates the spirit of collaboration in the field of science and it also pushes both parties to speed up the process of collaboration in other fields for the benefit of both parties.
Dr. Nik Mustapha reinforced that Malaysia is committed towards the development of knowledge, human capital and technology and having this collaboration will accelerate the partnership between Malaysia and Yemen.
The MoU in the fields of science and agriculture which has been signed earlier, both universities agreed to sped up the process of partnership in the scientific, education, culture, technical programmes, research, training and exchange of experience and knowledge.
Both universities would also develop expertise project environmental, academic staffs, researchers, technical staff and students to exchange skills and identify problems that arise.
The contents of the MoU also stated that the application of students from Sana’a University should be made easier in order to undergo post graduate studies (Masters/PhD) in accordance to the regulations of UPM besides of promoting the exchange student for the purpose of training in different areas of expertise.
One of the partnership programmes of agriculture in the MoU was the system of fertilization using minimum soil and usage of water and nutrient in the most efficient way for horticulture production.
The project aims to create a prototype structure of plantation which is protected within the environment which has a system for cooling, airing and stabilization of wet temperature.
Besides that it also develops and empowers the technology to express the growth of tree for effective crop production which uses water and nutrients using internal control and root of the tree.
UPM also play the role of expanding the number of experts and help to strengthen the technology to carry out collaborative research in Yemen with scientist from the University of Sana’a.
Moreover, UPM also offers Preparatory Development Programme (training, accommodation and visits) in both countries, sending scientist with certain expertise from UPM and determine appropriate equipments.
With this successful collaboration which were represented by Dr Khaled (Sana’a University) and Dr Nik Mustapha, UPM continues to grow in strength and stamping it’s ability as a globally renowned research university.