Released on: December 9, 2007, 10:16 pm

Press Release Author: Sharon Tong

Industry: International Trade

Press Release Summary: A celebration of the flourishing relations between Malaysia
and Denmark.

Press Release Body: Petaling Jaya, 10 December 2007: The Royal Danish Embassy of
Kuala Lumpur (Embassy), together with the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers
(FMM) as its appointed Local Focal Point (LFP) celebrated another proud milestone in
propagating successful commercial sustainable partnerships with the signing of a
Partnership Implementation Agreement (PIA) between two pairs of Malaysian-Danish

Through the efforts of both the Embassy and FMM, Malaysia will stand to see
concerted and commercially viable activities from both these partnerships in the
areas of water conservation and reduction of water pollutants.

The signing of the agreement today will see EnviDan A/S and Darco Water Systems Sdn
Bhd establishing a joint-venture (JV) with the transfer of technology and knowledge
to tackle the specific segment of anaerobic treatment of organic heavily polluted
wastewater in the bio-diesel and palm oil based industry. The JV company will
eventually move onto other untapped areas of wastewater treatment such as in the
food processing industry and landfills wastewater.

The main objective in the partnership between Odense Vandselskab A/S (aka Odense
Water Ltd) and Taliworks (Langkawi) Sdn Bhd is more in the area of non-revenue water
(NRW) which is a huge issue raised by the Malaysian government. The partnership will
look into the management of NRW and waterworks energy reduction solutions. The two
companies will establish a JV company locally to provide holistic review and
evaluation of the existing water supply system to reduce environmental impact
including energy use and the conservation of water resources, starting initially in

The signing of the Partnership Implementation Agreement between EnviDan and Darco
Water Systems as well as Odense Vandselskab and Taliworks Langkawi is a testament to
the close bilateral ties between the Danish Government and Malaysia.

"Our two countries have had a long standing history of collaboration especially in
environmental cooperation. Since 1994, Malaysia has seen the fruition of more than
one hundred projects to strengthen Malaysia's endeavours to safeguard the
environment. These projects have been channelled through government-to-government
(G2G) programmes, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and through private
companies. We hope to see up further collaborative efforts in the private sector and
strengthening the bilateral trade ties between Malaysia and Denmark", said
Ambassador Borge Petersen of the Royal Danish Embassy here.

The Ambassador further stressed the need to reinforce the cooperation at ground
level to pave the way for more commercially viable and sustainable partnerships that
will help contribute towards re-greening the earth and the lessening of global
warming. The Embassy, through its Commercial Section has implemented various ground
level programmes such as the Malaysian-Danish Water Day Programme for the three
consecutive years of 2004 to 2006.

"We are pleased with the results of our joint efforts here in Malaysia to propagate
better environmental practices at the governmental level as well as the private
sector in Malaysia. Denmark has very ambitious environmental policy goals, and
combined with a very demanding home market; it has created Danish companies with
cutting edge knowledge of water treatment and management, and the corresponding
technologies and products." he concluded.

FMM, who worked together with the Embassy on the implementation of the Partnership
Facility Programme (PFP) expressed their appreciation on being the appointed Local
Focal Point for the programme. It's immediate past president, Datuk Mustafa Mansur
said, "The overall objective of the PFP was to facilitate creating sustainable
partnership to secure the reduction of pollution and environmental degradation
caused by utilities and industrial production in the country and we are appreciative
of the fact that we are recognised by the Danish Government as being in the position
to act as facilitator for the programme". The PFP was another of programme under the
auspices of the Danish government in the environmental sector.

The signing of the Partnership Implementation Agreement was witnessed today by YB
Dato' Shaziman Abu Mansor the Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications.
He acknowledged the signing ceremony as a significant example of the promotion of
sustainable partnerships in the environmental sector which will be beneficial to
Malaysia in the long term and the global environment.

About the 2 Parties Involved

The Role of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) in the PFP
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers was appointed as Local Focal Point (LFP)
by the Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to oversee the administration and
implementation of the Partnership Facility Programme (PFP). FMM was the choice as
LFP due to its proximity to potential local partners.

FMM with the support of the Programme Steering Committee Chairman, HE Mr Borge
Petersen, Ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy of Kuala Lumpur, succeeded in
creating a number of sustainable partnerships under the programme.

The overall outputs of the Partnership Facility Programme of 2006-2007 including the
completion of two market and promotion plans are as follows:

. Conducted 18 dissemination seminars with a total attendance of 556 participants
from 381 local companies and organisations. (Target 12 dissemination seminars with
250 attendees).

. Organised a total of 29 match-making and study visits and received more than 40
project ideas.

. A total of 13 partnerships which will translate into full project implementation
by the end of the year. (Target of 8 partnerships).

For more information on FMM, please visit

The Royal Danish Embassy of Kuala Lumpur (the Embassy)

The Royal Danish Embassy of Kuala Lumpur is the facilitator, through which the
Danish Government manages the implementation of its policies and programmes. It is
through the auspices of the Danish Government that the Partnership Facility
Programme (PFP) came into being.

The Embassy facilitates the transfer of technologies and knowledge to cooperating
partners in Malaysia to ensure commercial sustainable partnership between Danish and
Malaysian companies within the environmental sector. In the course of
implementation, the Embassy oversees the overall programme to ensure that projects
adhere to the given guidelines. It serves to identify and approve projects under the
programme that fits the criterion to meet the commitment towards environmental

Invitation to participate in the preparation phase is closed with effect from 1
September 2007.

For more information on the Royal Danish Embassy of Kuala Lumpur, please visit

Web Site: http://

Contact Details: Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers
Wisma FMM, No. 3, Persiaran Dagang, PJU 9
Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603-6276 1211
Fax: 603-6274 1266/7288

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