TBAN's (The Breastfeeding Advocates Network) BioGaia Review
Environment Institute of Malaysia (EiMAS) was officially opened on 2 April 2002 by Dato ‘Seri Law Hieng Ding, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. EiMAS establishment is an important development for the Department of Environment (DOE) as the need to enhance knowledge and skills in the public and private sector staff in dealing with environmental management.
DOE has taken important steps to equip staff with the necessary knowledge and skills through courses conducted in EiMAS. As a vision of the establishment of this institute, EiMAS determined to be a Centre of Excellence for Environmental Management in Malaysia. EiMAS building was completed on 28 May 2001 with the concept of ‘resort’. The design theme of this building is adapted from characteristics of Malaysian arts and culture. EiMAS building also equipped with a variety facilities such as training rooms, dormitories, cafeteria, recreation center, library and auditorium.
The participants not only gain knowledge and skills through courses but also peace of mind through beautiful and refreshing environment. The EiMAS building become the permanent location for the courses conducted by the DOE except for those courses that involve field work and sample collection. It is hoped that the institution EiMAS be able to produce competent officers in performing their duties in any field of environmental.