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Melaka To Set Up A Green Technology Institute
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the institute would promote research and development programmes in the field of green technology through a more well planned and effective system.
"If an institute is established, it would be more modernised and there would be better coordination, it would have laboratories and scientists for the research and development of green technology," he told reporters after receiving the Mayor of Gwangju, South Korea, Kang Un-Tae, at his residence in Ayer Keroh here on Tuesday.
Mohd Ali said through the institute, the state will venture into related industries such as the production of light emitting diode (LED), solar panels and solar cells.
Advanced countries like South Korea have long ventured into this field to the point of exporting its products and earning high income.
"I have been told that Gwangju city has a specialised institute for the research and development of photonics based industry with the aim of using solar energy for the production of their products.
Mohd Ali hoped the institute would take on a role like that played by the Biotechnology Institute of Melaka which greatly helped in the successful development of the state's biotechnology sector.
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