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NUKLEAR RICE CONTINUES TO ATTRACT NECESSARY ATTENTION

SEKINCHAN, FEB 15th, 2024: Datuk Ts. Dr. Hj. Aminuddin bin Hassim, Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), conducted a working visit to the Paddy Seed Production Plant and the NMR 152 Paddy Research Site.  Ruziah binti Shafei, Deputy Secretary General (Planning & Science Culture), Zulhasmi bin Jamaludin, Secretary of Development Division, and Ts. Dr. Azhar bin Mohamad, Director of Agrotechnology Division & Bioscience (BAB), Malaysian Nuclear Agency, were also present.

The NMR 152 variety was officially launched on November 19, 2021, as part of the Nuklear Malaysiainitiative to develop a new breed of crops proven to beresilient to extreme weather, disease-resistant, and producinghigh yields to farmers while lowering the cost of fertilizers.

This new variety is also a testament to the government's persistencethrough MOSTIand Nuklear Malaysia, which raised Malaysiacredibility on food securitywith recognition from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization at the 65th General Conference in Vienna, Austria, in  2021.

The NMR152 Paddy Seed received both the Overall Award (MCY Supreme Award) and the Research Entrepreneur Award as part of the Malaysian Commercialization Year Award (MCY), which was organized by MOSTI.

 

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SMART HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY ATTRACT PRIVATE SECTORS TO INVEST

BANGI, JAN 31, 2024: The Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia) and Syarikat Minda Wangsa Agro have worked together to develop composting technologies based on irradiated fungal. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signing event took place in  Nuklear Malaysia, today.

Dr. Rosli bin Darmawan, representing Nuklear Malaysia, and Mr. Prakasrao Apparau, on behalf of the Wangsa Agro Mind Company, signed the MoA. Ts. Dr. Azhar bin Mohamad, Director of Agrotechnology Division & Bioscience, Dr. Siti Najila binti Mohd Janib, Manager of the Research Management Centre (RMC) were also present at the ceremony.

The collaboration entails the development of an IOT-controlled fertigation system as well as the fabrication of bio compose materials employing microbial complexes derived from agricultural agro-waste, specifically mushroom substrate waste.

The signing of this agreement marks a significant milestone in the introduction and encouragement of the use of nuclear technology for the creation of fungus-deciphered compost substrates in the food and agriculture industries.

 

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NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE

BANGI, 16 JAN, 2024:The Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia) and Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (AFES) have entered into a partnership to produce plastic oil using irradiation and closed-burning methods of domestic plastic waste. The exchange ceremony for memorandums of understanding (MoUs) occurred in Tun Dr. Ismail Hall, Bangi Complex.

Dr. Rosli bin Darmawan, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, and Dato' Mohd Zain Hassan, CEO of Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd., cum Director of Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (AFES), completed the MoU exchange session for research collaboration, which was attended by the Nuklear Malaysia management team, research officers, and management from Alam Flora Environmental Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

In his statement, the Director General of Nuklear Malaysia stated, "Malaysia supports sustainable development by balancing economic growth and environmental preservation as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG)". Consequently, Malaysia has established the "Malaysia Plastic Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030," a government initiative to combat plastic waste pollution and ensure the country's economic growth and social well-being.