MOTAC, IPTA work together to strengthen the study of national heritage

MOTAC, IPTA work together to strengthen the study of national heritage

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) will strengthen research on national heritage treasures through collaboration with public institutes of higher learning (IPTA) in the country.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan said the collaboration through the National Heritage Department was important because the IPTA had extensive expertise and knowledge in the field.

He said the focus will be on efforts to preserve and protect heritage through research, documentation, enforcement as well as promoting awareness of the importance of preserving the country’s heritage treasures.

“This is a good start because through cooperation we can further strengthen the study of the essence of national heritage,” he told reporters after witnessing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between the National Heritage Department and 11 public universities here, on Thursday.

Among the IPTAs involved in the MoU are Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), in addition to Private higher education institutes are also welcome to jointly carry out studies related to national heritage.

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