“Big biker” Abg Jo leads the way in SCORE’s 10th anniversary bash

By Lianne Cheng

KUCHING, Oct 27: Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) celebrated Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)’s 10th anniversary today with a `Big Bike Ride’ led by Recoda chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

A total of 125 big bikers took part in the ride, including Recoda chief executive officer Datu Ismawi Ismuni, Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni, Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai and members of Cat City Big Bikers Club, Lady Bikers Club and Iron Bikers Club.

The ride, organised by Recoda in partnership with DBKU, started from Arena DBKU at Bukit Siol, stopped by Kuching Waterfront for Abang Johari to officiate at the Sarawak Regatta, before proceeding to Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

SCORE is a development corridor in Central Sarawak, and it is managed by Recoda.

Ismawi presenting a memento to Abang Johari (right) at SCORE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at BCCK.

In his speech, Ismawi said SCORE had contributed significantly to the state’s economic development

“Since its inception in 2008, SCORE has brought in RM33.64 billion in investments to the state, creating 17,093 jobs for the locals.

“In addition, Recoda has played a major role in developing basic infrastructure in SCORE areas, completing over 205km of roads. We are in the process of constructing a 73km access road costing RM1.4 billion to Baleh HEP,” he said.

Ismawi said areas under SCORE were huge, thus leading to the setting up of three development agencies under Recoda, namely Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), Highland Development Agency (HDA) and Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA). — DayakDaily