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Digitalisation Helped Sarawak Energy Manage Covid-19 Challenges — Chairman
Type: News
Date: 22/12/2020

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy’s early focus on digitalisation prior to the Covid-19 pandemic played a major role in helping it manage the subsequent challenges and opportunities that arose, said Sarawak Energy chairman Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi. He said one of the measures taken by the utility company was the introduction of Sarawak Energy e-Procurement (Sepro), an e-procurement solution to overcome potential interruptions to its procurement processes. “This has delivered benefits in a speedier and more transparent procurement experience to provide convenience for our vendors,” he said at the inaugural Sarawak Energy Vendor Appraisal Awards 2020 (Sevaa) which was officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching ...

CM Calls On Sarawakians To Unite And Strive Towards Creating ‘Sarawak Cemerlang’
Type: News
Date: 22/07/2020

Abang Johari (second right), Tun Taib, Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib and Abang Johari’s wife Datin Patinggi Dato Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang led others in singing Sarawak’s anthem Ibu Pertiwiku at the state level Sarawak Day celebration at Pullman Hotel. MIRI: Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg has called upon Sarawakians to unite in a common goal towards creating ‘Sarawak Cemerlang’ or Sarawak par excellence – a theme picked for this year’s Sarawak Day celebration. The chief minister in his Sarawak Day speech broadcast live from Pullman Hotel, Miri tonight said the majority of Sarawakians today are inheriting the legacy of their forefathers who had envisioned a better future for the generations after them. “It does not work ...

URDA Projects In Kapit Taking Shape
Type: News
Date: 02/07/2020

Machinery and materials to be used to build new road for Nanga Belawai, SK Nanga Terusa and Ulu Belawai. KUCHING: The 22 infrastructure projects under the Upper Rajang Development Agency (Urda) are seeing some physical progress since the construction phase kick-started in the second half of last year. Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) in its latest Facebook post said these road projects have seen some sections moving into roadworks and bridgeworks stages while some others into site clearing and earthwork. These projects are divided into three packages and cost a total of RM1.1 billion. Package 1 consists of road projects in Bukit Goram, Katibas, Ngemah and Machan while Package 2 covers Pelagus and Baleh areas. Package 3 meanwhile covers Belaga and ...

DBKU Takes Over Management Of Waterfront From SEDC
Type: News
Date: 16/03/2020

Abdul Hadi (front, fourth left) and Morshidi (fifth left) show the signed documents, signifying the handover of Kuching Waterfront management from SEDC to DBKU. KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak) has officially handed over the management of Kuching Waterfront to Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), following the recent signing of the deed. The signatories at the event last Friday were SEDC group general manager Abdul Hadi Datuk Abdul Kadir and DBKU director Dr Morshidi Ahmad. In his welcoming speech, Abdul Hadi said SEDC had managed Kuching Waterfront since its official opening in 1993. According to him, the development of the 1.3km riverbank promenade was undertaken by the agency and over the years, it has served to be a popular ...

RM120 Mln Batang Rajang Twin Bridge Expected To Be Opened To Public In April Next Year
Type: News
Date: 15/12/2019

Baru (left) pours the cement mixture when officiating at the symbolic gidder stitching ceremony at Batang Rajang bridges as others look on. SIBU: The 1.2-kilometre long Batang Rajang twin bridge in Durin, here, costing RM120 million is expected to be opened to the public in April, next year. Works Minister Baru Bian said this is two months ahead of the project’s original schedule. “The construction scope is four lanes dual carriageway to and fro Sibu across the Rajang River. “The people will enjoy a more comfortable and efficient road network with the completion of the project,” he said when officiated at the symbolic gidder stitching ceremony at Batang Rajang bridge here today. Also present were Works Ministry deputy secretary general ...

‘Mintred Showcases Great Performance In 2019’
Type: News
Date: 14/12/2019

Liaw (eighth left) hands over the Gold Award to Awang Tengah during a ceremony in Kuching as Mussen, on Awang Tengah’s left, and Mintred staff members look on. KUCHING: The year 2019 has been a great one for the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (Mintred), having obtained prestigious recognition for its excellent organisational and financial management. The accolades received in 2019 are the Sarawak State Civil Service Quality Award (AKPAN) Gold Award, Five-Star Rating for the Accountability Index (AI); Five-Star Rating for Treasury; 100-Per Cent Result for Scorecard Management, and Five-Star Rating for Mintred website ( The assessment for the quality initiative was undertaken ...

Sarawak Power Company Rolls Out Certificate To Promote Sustainable Energy
Type: News
Date: 12/12/2019

Sharbini (second left) and Lo (right) exchanging the MoU, witnessed by Yeoh (left) and Abang Johari (second right). KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has launched the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) to encourage development and consumption of sustainable energy in the state. It will be awarded to individuals or corporations as proof that they are utilising energy generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind power or hydropower. “Each REC awarded will represent the environmental benefits of 1MWh (megawatt per hour) of renewable energy generation from the Batang Ai Hydroelectric Plant,” SEB said in a statement issued during the launch of the certification at the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (Saref) here this morning. The ...

CM: SAREF A Platform To Discuss Renewable, Sustainable Energy Devt
Type: News
Date: 10/12/2019

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg       KUCHING: Sarawak Energy’s inaugural Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum (Saref) is an important initiative to bring together key players and stakeholders to discuss renewable, sustainable and clean energy development for the region and beyond. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the two-day forum, which starts today, also serves as an opportunity to share with the region and the world Sarawak’s successes and challenges. “We are also encouraged to explore new sustainable energy strategies aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),” he said in his message published in the Saref souvenir programme booklet. The chief ...

Sarawak’s first international school to be ready by 2021
Type: News
Date: 06/12/2019

Manyin (pictured) said the construction of the school is expected to commence next year under the 12th Malaysia Plan. Photo by Chimon Upon   KUCHING: The first state-owned international school proposed at Mile 12 near the Centre for Modern Management (CMM) Penrissen Road here can be expected to be operational by 2021. Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong said the construction of the school is expected to commence next year under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). “We have a total of five international schools which have already been approved by the (State) Cabinet. The sites have also been approved by the Cabinet and the State Planning Authority (SPA),” he said when met by journalists after attending a ...

‘School Constructions To Start Next Year’
Type: News
Date: 24/11/2019

Manyin fields questions from a TV crew at the end of the event.   SERIAN: The construction of five residential international schools in Sarawak will begin next year. Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin believed that licences for these schools would be issued next month (December). “Once we have received the licences, we will start with the design and construction of the schools next year,” he told reporters after officiating at the presentation of academic excellence award jointly organised by Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) Serian and Bung Sadong branches and Batang Kedup unit yesterday. He, however, did not disclose the estimated costs to build the schools by the Sarawak government, although ...