Belgium company eyeing long-term business partnership with Sarawak

Gregoire (center) speaking to reporters while Wee (right) and his wife Donna (left) look on.

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, June 17: A Belgium company is looking at building a long-term business partnership with Sarawak.

Belgium Ambassador His Excellency Pascal Hubert Gregoire said such a partnership is not for only two, five or 10 years, but it will be for the next 20 to 50 years.

“It is not only the generation of revenue that is important because this is a private business, but also what they want to promote is a holistic vision of a sustainable development,” he told reporters during a visit to a Chinese Temple in Muara Tebas today.

Gregoire was accompanied by Sarawak Federation of Chinese Association (SFCA) president Dato Richard Wee and his wife Datin Donna Drury Wee during the visit.

Wee (right, facing camera) giving Gregoire (second right, facing camera) a briefing on the Temple extension project during the visit.

When further pressed by reporters regarding future project between Sarawak and Belgium, Gregoire said during his previous visit, he had come together with a representative from the Belgium Port of Antwerp-Brugge, which is the 13th largest port in the world.

He said during the visit, they also held a meeting with the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and other State officials.

According to him, the meeting involved potential partnership talks with the local port authority.

“So we went to visit the area here to see what kind of a potential that would result in a win-win situation between the Belgium port of Antwerp-Brugge and Sarawak,” he added. — DayakDaily