THREE companies were honoured for their achievements in the technical field and social economy development at the Negri Sembilan chapter of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEMNS) awards and appreciation night.
Representatives from the three organisations – Kibing Group (M) Sdn Bhd, IJM Land Bhd and Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd – received their awards from IEMNS chairman Prof Oh Seong Por at the event witnessed by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
“Our heartiest congratulations to all the recipients and it is our hope that the award will motivate you to do more and set examples for others to emulate in pursuing best engineering practices,” said Oh at the ceremony held biennially.
For the first time, the IEM council also agreed to confer honorary membership to Kibing Group president Lim Swee Ee and state Public Works Department director Datuk Abdul Karim Mohd Tahir.
Some 400 guests comprising engineering consultants, contractors, partners, manufacturers, academicians and representatives of government agencies attended the event.
Oh said this year’s theme – “Engineers as Prime Movers of Industry 4.0” – was picked to reflect the important role engineers played in applying digital technologies to innovate their works and to produce quantum leap performances.
He reminded engineers to maintain mental agility to unlearn and relearn digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud technology, big data processing and Internet of things (IoT).
During the event, Oh also paid tribute to seven former chairmen who had served between 1997 and 2016 for their attendance.
“Ever since I was elected the 13th chairman in June 2018, the IEMNS committee had been busy organising various activities such as technical visits, seminars and technical talks.
“IEMNS has also been working to promote IEM STEM or science, technology, engineering, mathematics education to school students at SMJK Chan Wa I at Temiang and SMJK Chan Wa II at Galena and has within a year benefited about 600 participants,” he said.
In his speech, Aminuddin urged engineers to grab the many opportunities in the state, which include the recently launched Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 project covering a 153,411ha area covering Seremban-Nilai and Port Dickson.
“We will have various projects such as industrial zones, housing developments, modern transportation and commercial centres in the MVV. This is going to be a huge thing and you should grab these opportunities,” he said.
Aminuddin also expressed his gratitude to IEMNS for promoting STEM education to schools and hoped more students would take up subjects related to the sciences and mathematics.
“They will be the future engineers and technical specialists to continue to drive the nation’s industry 4.0 initiatives,” he added.
Sumber: The Star