SFC inks MoU with Japan Research Consortium for field research and staff training

Zolkipli (left) together with Kazue (second left), Oswald (second right) and Abang Arabi (right) showing the signed documentation of SFC and Japan Research Consortium collaboration, during a conference video call held this morning (Feb 15, 2021).

KUCHING, Feb 15: Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Japan Research Consortium to collaborate for long-term field research and staff training.

SFC in a statement today, said the MoU is wide-ranging and covers field research on plants, wild animals, carbon and social science in Totally Protected Areas in Sarawak.

“The new collaboration will commence in 2021 and several SFC staff will engage in long-term field research with the consortium and the deliverable in the project, including the training of SFC staff for post-graduate studies in Japan,” it said.

According to SFC, a total of 12 researchers from the corporation will be involved in the project as well as the Japan Research Consortium.

The signing ceremony was also witnessed by Oswald Braken and Abang Arabi (DCEOI and DCEOII respectively) and Kazue Sakai (JMA).

SFC was represented by its chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton while Professor from Kyoto University Dr Takao Itioka (Takao Ichioka) signed on behalf of the consortium. — DayakDaily