JOHOR BAHRU, 20 July 2022 – Johor Port Berhad (Johor Port), a member of MMC Group, donated another RM2 million to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), for its Endowment Fund in a handover ceremony held during the UTM Royal Dinner at Persada Johor Bahru recently.

The donation cheque was handed over by Md Derick bin Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port to YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail, Vice Chancellor of UTM, witnessed by Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Permaisuri Johor who is also the Chancellor of UTM and Her Highness Che Puan Besar Khaleeda Binti Bustamam, wife of the Regent of Johor who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UTM. The handover was also witnessed by Tan Sri Dr. Salleh bin Mohd Nor, Pro-Chancellor of UTM and YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Husaini bin Omar, Director General of Higher Education (KPPT), Ministry of Higher Education.

In 2013, Johor Port and UTM inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Johor Port’s contribution of RM5 million over a period of five years. Johor Port has since extended the Agreement, from 2019 to 2021, by pledging an additional RM3 million to the Endowment Fund. This year, Johor Port has agreed to allocate an additional RM2 million over a period of four years.

The establishment of the UTM Endowment Fund aims to help fund the studies of UTM students who excel in academics, especially those from underprivileged families.

“Our continuous contribution to the UTM Endowment Fund will help these students to acquire knowledge and therefore indirectly help the nation to produce high-performance young talents. As a high-performance organisation, we believe that high-performance talents are crucial in driving organisational success. In this regard, we are also happy to play a role in empowering university students through our contributions to the UTM Endowment Fund,” said Md Derick bin Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port Berhad. 

Apart from that, Johor Port through JP Skills Centre is also collaborating with UTM for the recently launched world’s first Professional Master in Port Management. The contemporary course module is designed to enhance the fundamentals and operational knowledge of the port professionals not only in Malaysia but also overseas. It also aims to share knowledge and expertise in Port Management and strengthen talent management and development within the port communities.

As an integrated multi-purpose port facility in the Southern region, Johor Port is not only the catalyst for the various commodities, manufacturing, and Oil & Gas industries but also a caring organisation in contributing to the development of a knowledgeable community.

Photo caption: Md Derick bin Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port handed over donation cheque to YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail, Vice Chancellor of UTM, witnessed by Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Permaisuri Johor who is also the Chancellor of UTM and Her Highness Che Puan Besar Khaleeda Binti Bustamam, wife of the Regent of Johor who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UTM.


Kontena Nasional Berhad (KNB) is Malaysia’s premier logistics company with 50 years of experience in logistics operations. KNB began operations in 1971 when containerisation was introduced to the country.

Since its inception, it has expanded its business from just container haulage to international freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, supply chain solutions, cold chain solution and Halal logistics.

Today, KNB is one of Malaysia’s largest one-stop logistics companies providing comprehensive logistics solutions customised to customer’s requirements.

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MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses in Malaysia and abroad under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development. Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics Division includes the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities Division, Malakoff Corporation Berhad is the largest Independent Power Producer in Malaysia and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of the leading environmental management companies in the country. Under Gas Malaysia Berhad, MMC is the supplier of reticulated natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia operating and maintaining 2,600 kilometres of Natural Gas Distribution System network. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, MMC provides full-fledge water services using high technology treatment in Malaysia.

MMC’s Engineering Division has played a leading role on the elevated section as well as the main contractor for the underground work package for the 51-kilometre Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line including 9.5 kilometres underground works. Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for the entire 52.2 kilometres KVMRT Putrajaya Line. MMC has also successfully completed the 329-kilometre Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (“SMART”) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC is currently in the final stage of completing the Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant which will serve 920,000 Population Equivalent and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant which will supply 1,130 million litres of treated water per day.

MMC’s Industrial Development Division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (“SAC”) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (“TBIP”) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (“NTC”) in Kulim Kedah. The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s Industrial Development Division, operating under three companies namely Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd.

In other business, through Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MMC is the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – the southern aviation hub and an important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia and Kerteh Airport in Terengganu.


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