Malaysian drone tech company, Meraque signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Al Nabooda Chulia, a Dubai based facilities management services company to drive collaboration and active involvement in the expansion of Meraque’s services and solutions to the Middle East and Africa.
In line with Meraque’s expansion plan, both parties will be able to leverage each other’s expertise and experience to lay a strong foundation for the adoption of industry-leading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions across the middle east and Africa, utilising drone engineering and innovation.
The MoU exchange ceremony was held at the Malaysian Pavilion, Dubai Expo on 28 February 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where the documents were exchanged between Rahman Hussin, Chief Strategy Officer of Meraque and Nazmi Amri, General Manager of Al Nabooda Chulia.
The exchange was witnessed by His Excellency Dato’ Mohd Tarid Sufian, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United Arab Emirates, Puan Zarina Abdul Kadir, Chief Executive of Invest Johor and Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Iskandar Investment Berhad.
“The collaboration with Al Nabooda Chulia is a pivotal step forward as we embark on our expansion plans. Al Nabooda Chulia’s comprehensive knowledge and vast understanding of facilities management and the drone technology landscape in the Middle East and Africa definitely give us a prime advantage here. We would like to express our gratitude to Invest Johor and Iskandar Investment Berhad for
their continuous support in helping us realise this collaboration,” Rahman Hussin, Chief Strategy Officer of Meraque said.
Meraque has already begun catalytic initiatives through training and skilling programmes, working closely with the Malaysian federal and state governments to mould and equip 500 youth with the necessary skills sets to become industry ready by 2023, preparing them for job opportunities across the globe in the drone industry.
Meraque was named the 19th best drone technology service provider in the world last year by Drone Industry Insights, a Market Research consultant based in Germany. The drone industry has captured a steadily rising audience with the global drone market forecasted to achieve US$41.3 billion in 2026 according to the Drone Market Report 2021-2026.