Published: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 5:43:00 PM
Updated: Sunday October 28, 2012 MYT 7:03:47 PM
Jordan University of Science and Technology campus in Besut next year
BESUT: The Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan's top research university with more than 22,000 students, will open a branch campus at Bukit Keluang in Besut next September.
The University had confirmed the matter with the state government and the branch would have medical and engineering faculties, said Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.
"The state government has approved the Kolej Imtiiaz building in Bukit Keluang for the use of the campus," he told reporters after an Aidiladha sacrificial offering of 21 cows organised by the Besut UMNO Youth movement and opening of the Pointray Malaysia Sdn Bhd factory in Gong Medang, here Sunday.
Meanwhile, he said that Taman Ilmu (Knowledge Park) in Kampung Tembila which was meant as a site for institutions of higher learning was being upgraded by the Korean Hyundai Group.
On a separate development, he said Tenaga Nasional Berhad had agreed to develop a 100-hectare hotel project in Pulau Perhentian Besar.
He added that it was among the state government's long term projects to turn Pulau Perhentian Besar into an international tourism destination. - Bernama