Awang Tengah calls on Australian Minister, discusses economic opportunities through natural resources

Awang Tengah (fourth right), Dr Tony Buti (fourth left) and others pose for a group photo during the courtesy call on June 23, 2022. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING, June 24: Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan paid a courtesy call to Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs, Racing and Gaming, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Dr Tony Buti, at the Australian Parliament House yesterday (June 23).

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Awang Tengah said Sarawak aspires to be a developed State by enjoying economic prosperity, social inclusion, and a sustainable environment.

“Data and innovation will drive this progress by 2030,” he said.

Awang Tengah, who is also the Sarawak Minister for International Trade and Investment (MINTRED) and Second Minister for Natural Resources and Urban Development, further said this plan is vital in charting the direction of Sarawak to become a developed State through six economic sectors — manufacturing, commercial agriculture, tourism, forestry, mining, and services.

“More opportunities can be created between Sarawak and Australia, as both are rich in natural resources,” he added.

Also present were Sarawak Deputy Minister of International Trade and Investment Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, director of the Sarawak Economic Planning Unit Datu Abdullah Zaidel, and acting permanent secretary of MINTRED Dzulkornain Masron. — DayakDaily