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UiTM, SPNB Sign MoU To Build Quality Affordable Homes

SHAH ALAM, April 11 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build quality and competitively priced affordable homes.

Through the MoU, SPNB will provide a technical platform to enable UiTM to implement projects under the housing company, especially Rumah Mesra Rakyat 1Malaysia (RMR1M), for three years.

SPNB Group chairman Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad said the collaboration would give room to UiTM students to design and devise appropriate construction methods to assist SPNB in producing quality and competitive affordable houses.

"For example, students can design the roof according to the culture and climate in the country, as compared to the British standard specification at the moment," he told reporters after attending the MoU signing ceremony here today.

Vice-chancellor Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Hassan Said said the collaboration was to promote and develop academic, cultural, research and personnel exchanges between the two parties.

The MoU was signed by Hassan who represented UiTM while SPNB was represented by Abd Latiff.

-- BERNAMA