BANDAR UTAMA, 16 Sept: The Selangor Government wants to gather as many talented engineers as possible to help in the planning or urban development in the state.
Describing it as important, the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said that the need is becoming more urgent, especially in Selangor as it is rapidly developing.
“It is one of the challenges for Selangor to grab opportunities presented in the Greater Kuala Lumpur-Klang Valley plan.
“Talented engineers can help the state government develop infrastructure and efficient transportation system in major cities in the Klang Valley,” he said.
Abdul Khalid said this at the closing ceremony of the Engineering Invention and Innovation Expo (EINIX) 2013 organised by the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia here at the 1Utama shopping complex yesterday.
He hopes that the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) is able to produce more talented engineers to help the state government realise an efficient network of infrastructure and public services.
“This is a challenge to IEM. Perhaps, IEM is able to find and feature more engineers through the organisation of this expo,” he said.
IEM which was established in 1959 is a professional body that serves over 30,000 members in Malaysia and abroad.
Themed ‘Commercialisation of Engineering’, EINIX was organised in conjunction with the Malaysian Engineering Week 2013 to showcase the creative inventions and innovative products from undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This year’s EINIX saw a total of 22 participants from eight local and international universities.