UniMAP gives cycling a boost [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ARAU: UNIVERSITI Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) yesterday launched its U-Cycle project to promote bicycles as the main mode of transport on campus.
About 120 bicycles will be available at five stations on campus.
Its vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Kamarudin Hussin, said a workshop for bicycle maintenance would also be set up.
He said the U-Cycle concept was environmentally friendly and that the bicycles were equipped with Radio Frequency Identification technology to prevent theft.
He added that a minimum rental would be charged.
Kamarudin said this at a briefing session with the parents of new intake students at UniMAP's main campus in Pauh Putra, here, yesterday.
Present were Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, who is UniMAP chancellor, as well as UniMAP pro- chancellor Raja Puan Muda Perlis Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil.
UniMAP yesterday registered 3,303 degree programme students.
Of the total, 329 were foreign students.
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