GEORGETOWN, May 20 – TECH-DOME Penang is an initiative by the Penang State Government to create a center of technological learning and the exchange of ideas. It was also a education, knowledge enhancement and human resource development play key role towards the betterment of the community and nation building.
“As one of the pioneer industrialists in Penang, we at Toray are indeed pleased to note that the Penang State Government, led by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng which he has initiated RM25 million to Tech-Dome Penang project as a hub for science & technology learning, exchange of ideas, creativity and innovation,” said Managing Director of Toray Mr. Hiroshi Yoshimura.
The Tech-Dome Penang was located at the geodesic dome of Komtar which just adjacent to the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site. Visitors will discover the exciting world of technology and how it works by exploring their world-class exhibits in its gallery.
The regular programmes will still be conducted for schools, colleges and families that specially designed to cultivate the spirit of inquiry to teach the children and teenagers more about the skills that required to thrive in a high-tech, knowledge-based future. Until today, the amount of RM23 million has been raised but the project still in short of RM2 million.
“Toray Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. was contributes a sum of RM300,000 towards the construction of the Tech-Dome Penang. Meanwhile, we are also supporting this project which it can educate the younger generation and pleased to contribute towards the TechDome,” Managing Director of Toray Mr. Hiroshi Yoshimura added during the cheque presentation.
“I would like to thanks and welcome the contributions of RM300,000 from Toray Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. It was an important step to close the gap. Besides that, Tech-Dome will be the first in Malaysia and it will revive the sense of wonder in Science for children which children can found that Science is indeed a magical wonder. In additional, we are also preparing the young for the future and the future for the young,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.