KOTA KINABALU: Sabah World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. On September 24-25, 2019 Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and The Institution of Engineer Malaysia (IEM) held its International Conference and Exhibition : Sabah World Rivers Day at Sutera Harbour Resort, Sabah. The ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, also present at the event State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, Datuk Junz Wong, DID Sabah Director, Datuk Haji Yahiya Awang Kahar, DID Malaysia Deputy Director-General, Datuk Haji Nor Hisham Mohd Ghazali, IEM Sabah Chairman, Dr James Yong Hon Min, and the organising chairperson, Jeffrey Ng Vun Ping, and others.
The next day, our CEO of Dura has been invited as one of the speakers to participate in this event. He was presenting about “Application of Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Technology for Bridges”, the primary focus will be on topics related to “Technologies for Waterbodies”. Dr Voo said “Overall, this material offers solutions with advantages such as speed of construction, superior durability, and impermeability against corrosion, abrasion and impact which translates to reduced maintenance and a longer life span for the structure that can help people’s life”.
Bangkok 19 September 2019 - Dura Technology Sdn Bhd (DTSB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Concrete Products and Aggregate Company Limited (CPAC) in the SCG Group compound in Bangsue, Thailand. Mr. Chana Poomee, Vice President of Cement and Construction Solution Business, Cement Building Material gave an opening speech which highlighted the importance of new technologies and products being introduced to the current building industry in Thailand. This step will act as a catalyst to the growing country and that they envision to be recognized as a leader in the concrete products business in Thailand that uphold strict corporate governance.
The Concrete Products and Aggregate Company Limited Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of SCG Cement-Building Materials has a history of over a century in Thailand. Being the oldest and largest group of companies in building material, it is no doubt that they are aggressively working to maintain as a market leader over the years. As the tagline “Better Together” says it all, CPAC is working on bringing in new ideas and technologies to work together to provide more efficient and effective construction solutions to the current issues and system.
The signing of this Memorandum will further concrete moves and collaborations between Dura Technology and CPAC in developing solutions to the industry while motivated to be on par with international companies for sustainable growth, stability and strength. Dura Technology Sdn Bhd which was represented by Adj. Prof. Ir. Dr. Voo Y.L. mentioned that it is a great opportunity to be working together with one of the most established building material company in Thailand. He is sure that DURA® can make a mark in the Land of Smiles with this collaboration which will benefit the locals. In line with DTSB’s vision to be a pioneering concrete technology leader in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, we are thrilled to be bringing Ultra High Performance Concrete to our neighbour country and is looking forward to unveil new projects and products to the advantages of both Malaysia and Thailand.
Perak : Handover ceremony was held on 9th August 2019, near the Sungai Raia bridge. En Abd Aziz bin Jantan, Board of Director Dura Construction Sdn Bhd, being an honoured representative to handover the bridge to the Ministry of Public Works representative, Senior Branch Director, Ir. Hj. Zulakmal bin Hj. Sufian. This is the first project named "Program Menggantikan Jambatan Uzur Untuk Peningkatan Had Berat Muatan Kenderaan Perdagangan Di Semenanjung Malaysia" handled by Dura Construction Sdn Bhd and considered as a stepping stone to forge Dura Construction Sdn Bhd’s name in construction industry. Out of the 4 bridges, Sungai Raia is the first bridge to be completed.