PEKAN, 20 April – UMP involvement in drafting more effective standard operating procedure (SOP) in bauxite mining industry in Pahang has grabbed international attention when receiving the official visit from First Secretary of the Australian High Commission, Mr. Damian Hickey, specifically to discuss the role to be played by UMP in the development of the SOP. Present to welcome him were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Professor Dr. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff with Centre for Earth Resources Research & Management (CERRM) Director, Dr. Muzamir Hasan.
According to Mr. Hickey, on behalf of Australia government, he said that they are willing to share their experience and expertise in bauxite mining industry besides partnering with UMP in ensuring sustainable mining operation. Besides sharing experience involving bauxite mining issues between the two countries, among other items discussed were the opportunities to establish cooperation with several universities in Australia, particularly involving joint research.