IPOH – A public university and an international company are planning to implement an aerospace project in northern Perak, according to Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
Without disclosing neither the name of the university, the company nor the timeframe for the project, Zambry said it would involve the construction of a ground station.
He said the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) had been entrusted as the ccordinator for the implementation of the proposed project.
“I have instructed for further discussions to be held, including that with the federal government,” he told reporters after chairing the state executive council weekly meeting here today.
The menteri besar then officiated the soft launch of the World Conference on Islamic Thought and Civilization (WCIT) 2016 organised by Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah with the theme ‘Future World’.
Commenting further on the WCIT 2016, Zambry said the three-day conference would begin on Oct 18 at Hotel Casuarina@Meru here and was expected to be attended by approximately 400 participants from over 15 countries.
He said the main objective of the conference was to discuss the main approach and the best design in preparing a holistic development plans and thoughts.
Twelve speakers would also attend the conference, including Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and director-general of the Malaysian Institute of Islamic Understanding (IKIM) Prof Datuk Dr Azizan Baharuddin.
“Scholars, theorists, researchers, teachers, administrators and industry players are also welcomed to present their papers,” he added. – BERNAMA