27 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Lafarge Malaysia Berhad ("Lafarge", formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd, signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") today with CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia ("CIDB"). The MoU promotes the use of Cement and Concrete Solutions, with the aim of elevating construction standards and contributing to sustainable construction in Malaysia.
The MoU was signed by Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge and Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer of CIDB Malaysia and Chairman of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, in the presence of Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia and Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
Under the MoU, Lafarge and CIDB will collaborate to provide training and certification to construction personnel. This partnership aims to develop a pipeline of trained and skilled personnel, which will ultimately elevate construction standards in Malaysia.
To this end, Lafarge and CIDB will collaborate on key areas, including the sharing of experience and transfer of knowledge in the areas of construction in relation to Cement and Concrete Usage Solutions, leveraging on Lafarge's expertise as a leading building solutions provider with global best practices in developing innovative and sustainable construction solutions. Participants will also be trained on the appropriate usage of cement and concrete materials and its benefits.
"At a time where Malaysia is moving closer towards its goal of becoming a high-income, developed nation, the pursuit of sustainable development is crucial now more than ever. Our partnership with CIDB is a testament to our commitment towards driving sustainable development in Malaysia and ‘Building Better Cities' through elevating construction standards," said Bradley Mulroney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge.
Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer of CIDB Malaysia and Chairman of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd added, "CIDB aims to support the development of a world-class construction industry as Malaysia plays a more significant role in the global economy on the back of its development into a high-income nation. With the construction industry expected to continue on a growth trajectory going into 2014, our partnership with Lafarge aims to support the industry and in particular, to develop a steady stream of trained construction personnel skilled in the use of concrete and cement materials."
Across the world and in Malaysia, Lafarge is committed to "Building Better Cities" by contributing to building affordable housing for Malaysians and building cities that are more compact, more durable, more beautiful and more connected. The MoU will leverage Lafarge's continued focus on being solution-driven and innovation-centric by tapping into Lafarge's top-level global Research & Development capabilities and local facilities such as the Construction Development Lab in Petaling Jaya, where innovative solutions are tailored to meet local needs.
The MoU Signing ceremony also saw Lafarge showcase its innovative eco-friendly products such as Hydromedia and Mascrete Eco. In addition, it also showcased its high early strength cement "Harimau" specially formulated to increase productivity and efficiency for pre-casting purposes.
About Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad)
Celebrating 60 years in Malaysia, Lafarge has a vision to "Build Better Cities". It aims to provide solutions to build more cities and towns that are more beautiful, more durable, more compact and more connected. More information is available at www.lafarge.com.my
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