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Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad (AIR Berhad), a Member of MMC Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), a research centre established under Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The MoU enables both parties to evaluate and explore possible business relationship and opportunities to commercialise the utilisation of Advanced Membrane Technology for the treatment of water and wastewater in the future.

AIR Berhad was represented by Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Director and Adam Saffian Ghazali Chief Executive Officer, while Professor Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar, Vice Chancellor and Professor Dr. Ahmad Fauzi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research And Innovation) of UTM represented AMTEC.

The signing was held at Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water’s (KeTTHA) office in Putrajaya and witnessed by Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong, Deputy Secretary General (Water & Management) and Datin Badriyah Hj Abd Malek, Deputy Secretary General (Energy & Green Technology) of KeTTHA.

Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, in his speech, expressed his pride at Malaysia’s water treatment technology which is more advanced than our neighbouring countries. In line with AMTEC’s aspiration to be a leader in membrane technology and applications especially in the Asia Pacific region and globally through innovation and creative technologies, Malaysia is proud to have the support of Dr. Takeshi Matsuura, a membrane technology expert from Japan who dedicates his time for 3 months in AMTEC annually.

The advanced membrane technology is able to process wastewater through a combination of pre-treatment, chemical dosing and Reverse Osmosis system to remove bacteria as well as suspended and dissolved solids.


AIR Berhad has successfully introduced its first ‘Industrial Wastewater Recovery Plant’ using Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technology for a rubber glove business in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan recently. The system was designed to recover up to 65% of the treated wastewater discharged from the factory with daily production capacity of 1 million litres per day. Through this technology, client will see a lower cost of water supply using sustainable water which simultaneously resolves water service disruption from local water authority.

AIR Berhad Inks MoU with UTM AMTEC