SIO 5 – Travel & Transport Sustainable Activities


JANUARY 2019

S50119/01
Green Activity:
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)  between UTHM & Sena Traffic Systems Sdn. Bhd.

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Date:

14 January 2019

Place/Venue:
Banquet Hall, Level 5 Tunku Tun Aminah Library UTHM

Participants:
YBhg. Prof. Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly (Vice-Chancellor UTHM), YBhg. Prof. Ts. Dr. Ruzairi bin Abdul Rahim (Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation UTHM), YBhg. Dato ‘Tan Boon Hock (Managing Director of Sena Traffic System Sdn Bhd), YBhg. Datuk Dr. Ir. Leong Siew Mun, (Sena Group Technical Advisor) and representatives from UTHM and Sena Traffic System Sdn. Bhd.

Description:
In order to ensure that graduates are more competent and research done fulfilled the industry requirements, UTHM continues to move ahead with further enhancing cooperation with industry partners. To achieve this, one session on signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between UTHM and Sena Traffic Systems Sdn. Bhd was held at the Banquet Hall, Level 5 Tunku Tun Aminah UTHM Library on 14 January 2019. MoA was signed by YBhg. Prof. Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, Vice-Chancellor of UTHM and YBhg. Dato ‘Tan Boon Hock, Managing Director of Sena Traffic System Sdn. Bhd. Also present were YBhg. Prof. Ts. Dr. Ruzairi bin Abdul Rahim, UTHM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and Sena Group Technical Advisor, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Ir. Leong Siew Mun. Among the signs of MoA signed is that STS will take a strategic step by opening a research center on UTHM’s main campus to ensure that the university’s students and researchers get the information and data quickly yet continuously seek industry cooperation. Through this collaboration, UTHM is also able to generate their own income through space rental.

According to Prof. Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, UTHM is a technical university that will help STS to produce products for the smart city market. The industry technology 4.0 (IR 4.0) used in this collaboration is in line with the direction of the country and UTHM students will also get practical exposure. Among the advanced systems previously developed by STS are advanced traffic light systems that can reduce road congestion and carbon emissions that make Malaysia’s cities more environmentally friendly. Through this collaboration also, local communities, especially nearby schools will benefit from social responsibility (CSR) activities that can be jointly implemented by UTHM and STS. The disclosure of smart city research activities can be a catalyst for school children to deepen their knowledge of science and technology fields that are needed for the country. Additionally, the university welcomes the participation and involvement of more companies to open research centers and operations at UTHM campus either at Parit Raja or Pagoh campus because of the current increasing number of researchers at UTHM.

In addition, cooperation with STS is to develop more innovative and commercially acceptable innovative products in the global marketplace. This collaboration will also benefit STSs where researchers and students can be involved in the research. With this STS will not be short of skilled manpower to complete the customer-demand project. The skills of STS engineers can also be enhanced to meet current demand through short courses that can be provided by UTHM’s academic staff.


S50119/02
Green activity:
Collaboration Program with Rail Industry

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Date:

15 January 2019

Place/Venue:
Industry Centre of Excellence-Rel (ICoE-Rel), UTHM

Participants:
UTHM with few industries which include MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd, Sapura Group of Companies, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Birmingham, Beijing Jiaotong University, TRC Synergy Berhad, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd dan China Communication Construction Company (M) Sdn Bhd (CCC).

Description:
UTHM is collaborating with a few rail industries and higher educational institutions in realizing land public transport transformation plan. Throughout this collaboration, UTHM is determined to become a technical university which capable of welcoming participation and involvement of the researcher, students with the rail industry to open a research center and rail operation in Pagoh Campus, UTHM. UTHM has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with few industries which include MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd, Sapura Group of Companies, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Birmingham, Beijing Jiaotong University, TRC Synergy Berhad, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd dan China Communication Construction Company (M) Sdn Bhd (CCC).

Industry Centre of Excellence-Rail (ICoE-Rel) which has been established under the supervision of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) has been fully entrusted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to assist in the transformation of railway transport. UTHM selection by KPM to become a leading rail university through ICoE-Rel is right as the university has the expertise and experience of providing a Master of Science in Rail Transport Engineering since 2012. In fact, the offer of a Bachelor of Engineering Engineer Technology with Honors proved that UTHM was able to take responsibility. ICoE-Rail is a train training and research center responsible for the collection, analysis, evaluation, and management of data and dissemination of research findings in the field of rails for the use of government and non-governmental agencies in Malaysia. In addition, ICoE-Rail also serves as the premier platform for research and collaboration at national and international levels. Continuous training and post-graduate training are essential for engineering graduates since the involvement of universities-industries serves as a mutually beneficial partnership.


S50119/03
Green Activity:
Carnival Innovation of Malaysia Motorcycles 2019

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Date:
20 January 2019

Place/Venue:

UTHM Pagoh Campus

Participants:

5000 public participants

Description:
UTHM Pagoh Campus collaborates with TNS Motosport Enterprise and Pagoh Parliamentary Service Centre has organized the Malaysia Motorcycling Innovation 2019 at the UTHM Parking Compound at Pagoh Campus in January 20, 2019. According to the Head of Operation of TNS Motosport Enterprise, this was the first time having collaborated with UTHM since 2015. This carnival aimed to strengthen the relationship among classical motorcycle enthusiasts throughout Malaysia that has achieved their targets when it came to the celebration from various ages of participants and types of motorcycles. The program, which has received almost 5,000 participants, has witnessed the various types of motorcycle innovations from all over the country including the presence of participants from neighboring countries such as Singapore. There were lots of activities organized by the organizer such as an exhibition of motorcycle innovation, sales motorcycle’s accessories and the best motorcycle competition.


S50119/04
Green Activity:
Urban Transportation Towards Low Carbon Penggaram Town 2030

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Date:

27 January 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, Batu Pahat, Johor

Participants:
Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Batu Pahat City Council (MPBP)

Description:
On 27th January 2019, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Batu Pahat City Council (MPBP) had a Memorandum of Association (MOA) on urban transportation towards low carbon Penggaram town 2030. MPBP chose Penggaram as their case study because this area is one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia, specifically in industrial development and education. As a rapidly developing city and growing population density, few aspects had been considered a long-term goal for the local community such as the awareness of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. This is why MBPB has mobilized the best initiatives by involving 13 agencies that together helped towards the low-carbon town which has targeted in 2030. As a university that has created many intellectuals and professionals, UTHM has played an important role in helping MPBP to fulfill the commitment that had been set off. Since UTHM’s niche area focusing on sustainable technology and transportation, UTHM is given a great mandate to undertake research and development of low-carbon urban transport development to realize MPBP’s desire to make Kota Penggaram as one of the low-carbon by 2030. Besides, UTHM will also be benchmarked by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation in preparing the Low Carbon Town Transport Planning and Improvement Plan Framework for the town of Penggaram to be implemented in other areas throughout the country in the future. This will be one of the efforts and cooperation with the industry as well as contributing to the local community.


MARCH 2019

S50319/01
Green Activity:
Work Trip to Penang

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Date:

4 March 2019 until 5 March 2019

Place/Venue:
Northern Corridor Implementation Authority, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd, BROADCOM, Penang.

Participants:
UTHM Vice-Chancellor and team, and representatives from 3 companies

Description:
UTHM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly and his team went to Penang for a work trip in two days. They went to three companies in Penang, which are Northern Corridor Implementation Authority, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd, and BROADCOM. The purpose of this work trip is to get the latest information in the logistics industry as well as explore the opportunities for corporations between the two institutions.  This work trip will become parallel to the niche area of UTHM under MTUN, namely Sustainable Technology and Transportation.


APRIL 2019

S50419/01
Green Activity:
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UTHM and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad

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Date:

16 April 2019

Place/Venue:
Rapid Rail Complex, Lembah Subang, Selangor.

Participants:
Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad

Description:
Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Infrastructure) and Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia signed a joint venture extending the expertise in rail engineering in the country due to the growing demands of the rail industry. According to the Prasarana Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain, this is the second collaboration between Prasarana and UTHM which has been established since 2012 and this time, the cooperation of both parties will focus on the academic development and research in rail engineering technology. For the side of UTHM, this will become another great opportunity also good cooperation with Prasarana, which can inspire both parties in order to produce human capital in rail technology. According to UTHM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr. Wahid Razzaly, he was so grateful to become a strategic partner with Prasarana Malaysia Berhad once again to achieve their common goals. This meaningful event was held in Rapid Rail Complex in Lembah Subang, Selangor.


JUNE 2019

S50619/01
Green Activity:
Meeting for MySafe Road @ Batu Pahat Programme

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Date:
18 June 2019

Place/Venue:
Jemaah Hall, Library Tunku Tun Aminah, UTHM

Participants:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation of Universiti Sains Malaysia (Prof. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah), Johor Department of Road Department (Puan Maisarah Ashran Mustafa), Head of Transport Technology Department, UTHM (Dr. Ing. Joewono Prasetijo), Deputy Director of JKJR (Tuan Wong Yau Duenn), Director of Road Department (Dato’ Sri Shahruddin Khalid), UTHM Vice-Chancellor (Prof. Ts. Dr.Wahid Razzaly) and Chairman of the Institute of Road Safety Research (Datuk Suret Singh)

Description:
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) hosted the latest status discussions at MySafe Road @ Batu Pahat Program, chaired by Malaysia Transport Minister YB Tuan Loke Siew Fook at the Jemaah Hall, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, the main campus. Among the agenda presented are the background reporting of the establishment of the MySafe Road @ Batu Pahat Road Safety Tactical Committee (2016) by Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah and the presentation of accident analysis in the blackspot area Batu Pahat and the latest status of the MySafe Road Program (2019) by Puan Maisarah Ashran Mustafa, Johor Department of Road Safety Department (JKJR). The meeting ended with a press conference session. The Road Safety Tactical Committee MySafe Road @ Batu Pahat is chaired by Dr.-Ing. Joewono Prasetijo, Head of Department of Transport Engineering Technology UTHM and assisted by Puan Maisarah Secretary Ashran Mustafa, Director of JKRR State of Johor. Also present at the meeting was the Deputy Director-General of the JKJR, Mr. Wong Yau Duenn; Road Transport Department Director-General, Dato ‘Sri Shahruddin Khalid, UTHM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr. Wahid Razzaly and the Chairman of the Institute for Road Safety Research (MIROS), Datuk Suret Singh


AUGUST 2019

S50819/01
Green Activity:
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony Between Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Malaysian Highway Authority

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Date:
18 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Jamuan Aras 5, Library Tunku Tun Aminah, UTHM

Participants:
YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Tarmizi bin Abd. Karim, Assistant Vice Chancellor Strategic Planning and Corporate Relations, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) with YBhg. Dato ‘Sr. Aziz bin Abdullah, Director General, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM). Guests are from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Business Management and ‘Pusat Tanggungjawab’ (PTJ).

Description:
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UTHM and the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) at the Level 5 banquet hall, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Tarmizi bin Abd. Karim, Assistant Vice Chancellor Strategic Planning and Corporate Relations, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) with YBhg. Dato ‘Sr. Aziz bin Abdullah, Director General, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM). They had invited lecturers from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and staff from Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM).


OCTOBER 2019

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Green Activity:
International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition & Conference 2019 (IGEM 2019)

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Date:
09 – 11 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur (KLCC)

Participants:
Ts. Dr. Mohd Fahmy Abdullah, Dr. Khairul Anuar Muhamad, Dr. Afishah Alias dan Profesor Madya Dr. Raja Zuraidah Raja Mohd Rasi

Description:
UTHM researchers, including Ts Dr. Mohd Fahmy Abdullah, Dr. Khairul Anuar Muhamad, Dr. Afishah Alias, and Professor Madya Dr. Raja Zuraidah Raja Mohd Rasi has made history by winning the Best of the Best Award and Gold Award at the Sustainable Innovation Awards 2019 during the International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition & Conference 2019 (IGEM 2019) on October 9 to 11 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC).

The Low Carbon Cities Transport Monitoring System project was developed in collaboration with local and international collaborators in between Julkifli Awang Besar from Politeknik Kota Kinabalu, Mr. Dr. Pokia is from Politeknik Kota Kinabalu and Dr. Mohammad Syahmi Nordin from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.

According to Dr. Fahmy, an industry partner of Kiwitech Sdn. Bhd. are ready to market this product in the local market and they are also looking for other opportunities to market internationally.

More interestingly, the researchers also praised the state of Johor for being named the ‘Second Place’ winner of the State Innovation Award category.

For the record, IGEM 2019 successfully officiated by Prime Minister Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is involved with more than 250 industry players and participants from within and outside the country.


S51019/02
Green Activity:
Campaign Safety Road for Children

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Date:
28 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Hall Sekolah Kebangsaan Parit Raja

Participants:
SDRC (Smart Driving Research Centre), Sustainable Campus Unit and Pusat Kemajuan Dan Hubungan Alumni.

Description:
On 28 October 2019, KidSafe program is one of the programs, where we are providing early exposure to children from age 7 to 12 about the safety of roads.

This program is held at the hall of Sekolah Kebangsaan Parit Raja with participants among the students. This program is operated with the outcome from the collaboration between SDRC (Smart Driving Research Centre), Sustainable Campus Unit and Pusat Kemajuan Dan Hubungan Alumni.

The theme of this program is “CAMPAIGN SAFETY ROAD FOR CHILDREN!”

The program was created because the death rate of school students on the road has increased over the years. Thus, this program will have a positive impact on them in the future. KidSafe programs should focus on everyone, especially early childhood education in schools. School safety education aims to provide positive skills and attitudes for school children so that they can make the difference between good and bad while on the road.