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KUCHING, March 29: Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan was part of a Malaysian delegation which paid a courtesy call on East Kalimantan (Kaltim) Deputy Governor Bapak Hadi Mulyadi in Samarinda, yesterday.
The visit, according to a statement, was intended to strengthen bilateral relations between Sabah and Sarawak, as well as between Malaysia and Indonesia.
The delegation was led by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili; joined by Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam; Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga) Special Envoy Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia; and officers from several ministries.
Additionally, the Malaysian delegation attended a briefing on investment opportunities in Kaltim by Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (DPMPTSP), Kaltim for the Kariangau-Buluminung Industrial Area in Teluk Balikpapan, the Service and Trade Industry Area in Kota Samarinda, and strategic areas on the border.
During the one-hour briefing, there was also a dialogue about the opportunities that exist between the two countries, as well as the development of Indonesia’s new capital city, Nusantara.
The 7-day working visit included meetings with several chambers of commerce from Kalimantan provinces, as well as a visit to Nusantara’s construction site. — DayakDaily