A group photo after the unveiling of the plaque of Asia Pacific Training Centre at Meritz Hotel in Miri.
Wang presents a token of appreciation to Fatimah.
MIRI: Asia Pacific Training Centre, an offshore campus that will also be known as China University of Petroleum, Miri College, is being built here.
This proposed institute, which will offer specialised training and education for the oil and gas (O&G) industries in the region, is a collaborative effort between Malaysia company Humanoid Sdn Bhd and China University of Petroleum.
In announcing this initiative at Meritz Hotel yesterday, in which the plaque for the proposed
Centre was also unveiled, Humanoid chief executive Wong Hee Jiong described China University of Petroleum as a renowned national university that specialised in O&G training and education.
“We are proud that many of its graduates are working in established O&G companies such as Chevron, British Petroleum, and Shell,” he said.
“To date, the university has transformed into a multi-disciplinary, well-rounded institution focusing on petroleum and engineering studies.”
On the proposed college here, Wong said the project would be implemented in phases.
“It would start as a modest college and training centre and eventually become a full-fledged university with a capacity of 5,000 students.
“Our immediate plan is to start soon with 200 students from China in engineering studies.”
At the event, Wong announced that Miri Housing Land Development Sdn Bhd chairman Dato Lau Siu Wai had agreed to allocate a piece of prime commercial land in Senadin for the project at a discounted price.
On Humanoid, Wong said it was based here and had an office in Beijing. Humanoid specialises in O&G training and consultancy.
“All our programmes are certified to be of international standard via Pearson BTEC, UK,” he said, adding its main operating areas included Southeast Asia, China and Middle East.
Humanoid’s main clients include Petronas, Shell, EPOMS, Murphy, HESS, PTTEP, SCG (Thailand), PetroChina and Sinopec.
Among those present at the event were Minister of Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting, Mayor Adam Yii, Miri Resident Antonio Kahti Galis, China University of Petroleum vice-president Wang Rui He and Lau.