The history of the MTCP Programme dates as far back as the First Commonwealth Heads of States (CHOGM) Meeting in Sydney in February 1978, where the idea was first conceived.

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was officially launched on 7 September, 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in New Delhi, India, to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South cooperation, in particular Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC).

In line with the spirit of South-South cooperation, the MTCP, which is a bilateral technical cooperation programme, shares development experiences with other developing countries.  This “prosper-thy-neighbour” philosophy is the underlying basis for the MTCP.  The Programme provides various forms of technical cooperation in areas where Malaysia has the experience and expertise.  The MTCP emphasises the development of human resources through the provision of training in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as public administration, agriculture, poverty alleviation, investment promotion, ICT, banking, construction and English language. Since its launching, more than 20,000 participants from 138 countries have benefited from the various programmes offered under the MTCP.

The objectives of MTCP are :

  1. To share development experience with other countries;
  2. To strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries;
  3. To promote South-South Cooperation; and
  4. To promote technical cooperation among developing countries.

MTCP Courses Offered by CIDB Holdings Year 2017



Training Date

Application Closing Date



Construction Skills Training Program

04 – 13 Sept 2017

21 July 2017



Past Program by CIDB Holdings


Course Title


Training Date




New Construction Technology – Industrialised Building System (IBS)


Kuala Lumpur

08 - 15 Sept 2015



Construction Training Program – Mixed Development

Kuala Lumpur

14 - 25 Sept 2014



Application must be made in the standard application from obtainable from official representatives (Embassies or High Commissions) of the Malaysian Government in the respective countries.

Alternatively, form can be obtain via MTCP Official website.

All application must be submitted through the application’s government to the official representative of the Malaysian Government and must reach CIDB Holdings at least 2 month (to be advised accordingly) prior to the commencement of course.


Applicants can either approach their respective Malaysian Official Representative or email to the following address:

CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd
Corporate & Management Unit
Level 22, Menara Dato’ Onn, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
No.45, Jln Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-4042 8880
Fax : 603-4042 2880
Email :

Officer in Charge :

Ms Nor Julaila Musa
Email :

Mdm Nor Baizura Abd Rahman
Email :

For more details, kindly refer MTCP Official portal at 


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