Thursday, March 22, 2012

His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah consent to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of Sultan Idris Shah Forestry Education Center (SISFEC) at Ayer Hitam Forest Reserves, Selangor. Also attending the ceremony were former Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; Minister of Higher Learning, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin; Vice Chancellor of UPM, Datuk Dr Radin Umar bin Radin Sohadi and Chairman of UPM's Board of Director, Profesor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim.

In his speech in the ceremony, the Sultan of Selangor who is also the Chancellor of UPM expressed his hope so the MoU signed between Selangor State Government and UPM regarding the used of the forest as Forestry Research and Education center can be extended from 80 years to 999 years. The MoU was signed in 1996 has given the authority to done research at the forest reserves which covers an area of 1,176.1 hectare as forestry research and education center for 80 years until 2076. The forest is unique as its has a mixture of Flora in the forest of Northern and Southern part of Malaya. It is also a home for wildlife such as bear, panther and gibbon.

His Royal Highness also consent to visit the facilities available at SISFEC including accommodation, internet coverage and laboratory.

picture from UPM Forestry Faculty



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