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Rehda collaborates with UK-based CIOB to promote and disseminate building science and technology in the real estate industry


The Malaysian Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (Rehda) will work with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in the United Kingdom to share ideas and expertise in property development and construction.


Datuk N K Tong, Rehda's acting president, said the association is committed to nation-building efforts and that the collaboration with CIOB will give it an advantage in the industry.

"We look forward to the partnership and the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with such an esteemed and world-renowned professional body," he said during the virtual signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rehda and CIOB today.

Datuk N K Tong, acting president of the Malaysian Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association.

Tong represented Rehda, while Caroline Gumble, the chief executive officer of CIOB UK, signed on behalf of the organisation.


According to Tong, the MoU entails forming a link and cooperating to maximise the use of their resources through mutual cooperation and sharing of expertise in education, training, and promotion.


Datuk Seri Michael Yam, Rehda's most recent past president and CIOB's UK senior vice-president, expressed his delight that the MOU between two powerful forces has been signed, with the goals of promoting and disseminating building science and technology, as well as sharing those findings and knowledge with the public.


"It is a platform for everyone to share their expertise. From the point of networking, the industry networking amongst members of CIOB is not only confined to Malaysia membership, but as a global, professional institution," he said.


Yam hoped that Rehda members will join the CIOB to demonstrate their credibility and professionalism, share their expertise, and network with members from the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries.


Meanwhile, Gumble said that working together with shared goals can help improve the built environment for creators and users, raise standards, and promote professional development and educational opportunities.


"For CIOB, this is another international partnership with a prestigious organisation, allowing us to work alongside, support, and learn from construction and built environment professionals in Malaysia," she said.


Gumble said that CIOB is globally recognised and respected for its values and ethics.


"The institute upholds the rigour of our professional membership process, the commitment of our trustees, and our active hub members right across the world. Our community has over 47,000 members with around 500 in Malaysia, and together, we strive to uphold our public benefit mission of raising standards across the industry and supporting our members to be at the forefront of their professions," she said.

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