PUTRAJAYA, Dec 14 (Bernama) — Star Alloy Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, which is mainly involved in infrastructures, telecommunications and manufacturing, today inked two memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with two Melaka-based companies for development projects in Melaka.

The companies are Melaka Biotechnology Corp (MBC) (develop Melaka Biocity in Alor Gajah) and LIS Petroleum Sdn Bhd (develop Melaka Oil Storage Terminal (MOST) at Pulau Hanyut, about 20 km from Umbai.

Star Alloy Executive Chairman, Ken Leong Wai Kit, said Star Alloy will be “fully operational” in the Biocity.

“Research will be conducted here with regard to commercialising, marketing, advancing of technology in the field of toxicology, food technology, tissue culture, phytochemistry, molecular biology microbiology,” he said after signing the MoUs on behalf of Star Alloy here Monday.

MBC was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Badrul Hisham Badrudin, and LIS its Chief Executive Officer Fadzil Ismail.

Also present was Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.

“On MOST, we have envisaged the very potentials of Melaka. It is a very important sea route destination,” said Leong.

Leong said plans were under way to build a deep-sea port by Star Alloy and its allies, pending the greenlight by state and federal government.

Meanwhile, Idris said, he welcomed the signing of the two MoUs, and hoped the ground works would start soon.

“I hope the signing of MoUs is not just ceremonial. The Melaka state government is serious on the development,” he said.