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4th IEW set to draw 5,000 delegates, visitors to Sarawak
Posted on : 16 Jan 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post online

4th IEW set to draw 5,000 delegates, visitors to Sarawak

January 16, 2018, Tuesday Irene C,


Awang Tengah (fifth right) speaks to reporters at the press conference. On his right is Dr Rundi.

KUCHING: The state government will be hosting the 4th International Energy Week (IEW) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) from Jan 23-24.

The biennial event, themed ‘Energising Sustainable Transformation & Opportunities’, will be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Jan 23.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, the objectives of the event are to promote sustainable development of the energy sector in Sarawak, and to focus on the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) initiatives and recent updates which will spearhead the development of energy-intensive industries in Sarawak.

“We are expecting a total of 5,000 people – conference delegates and visitors – to the exhibition. There will be three exhibitions: ElectroPowerAsia 2018, PetroleumAsia 2018 and AsiaInfrastructure 2018.

“The exhibitors include local and foreign, from Germany, Singapore and India,” he told a press conference at his ministy’s office yesterday.

Updating on Score, he said that to-date, there are 22 investment projects approved with total investment of RM33.64 billion, that are expected to generate 17,093 employment opportunities.

The two-day event includes talks, networking sessions, forum discussions and will be attended by industry players. The major sponsors are Sarawak Energy Berhad, Petronas, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Sarawak Shell, Alstom, Brooke Dockyard and Bintulu Port.

Speaking on the IEW ‘18 Conference, Awang Tengah said that it will address key issues and challenges facing the industry and explore innovative solutions in overcoming rising energy demand and minimising greenhouse gasses, and explore opportunities for new sources of energy.

The PetroleumAsia 2018 will feature the latest technological advances in exploration, production and processing by over 150 exhibitors, while the AsiaInfrastructure 2018 will focus on transport, housing and industrial capacity, energy, water/sewerage, waste management and communications infrastructure.

Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Assistant Minister of Industries and Investment Malcolm Mussen Lamoh and Deputy State Secretary Datu Abu Bakar Marzuki were present at the press conference.