Eco-friendly aquaculture and agriculture centre for Malaysia

Dr. Teck explained that water quality is key in enhancing both the aquaculture and agriculture industry. (Image source: praveen)

Raub, a district in the Malaysian city of Pahang, is set to benefit from a new aquaculture and agriculture centre, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year

The MOU was signed by integrated water treatment specialist, Ronser Bio-Tech, Casabrina Vacation Villas, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Japan’s Asia Water Business Consultant (AWBC) to build the new centre at the resort in Raub. The university and AWBC will be the technology partners on the project.

Green technology will be a strong focus for the centre with Ronser CEO, Dr. Pua Eng Teck, saying that it will use the Mass Bio System it developed, as well as leveraging AWBC’s nano technology and SJTU’s expertise in developing environmentally friendly technology for aquaculture and agriculture.

“To develop the aquaculture or agriculture industry, water quality is very important,” said Dr. Teck. He also said that the green technology planned for the project uses less electricity and occupied a 20 per cent smaller area than conventional systems.

The rest of this article can be read on page 14 of the latest issue of Far Eastern Agriculture: