Brooke Dockyard Engineering inks deal with Wijaya Karya of Indonesia

Abang Abdul Karim (left) exchanges the signed MoU documents with Destiawan, as (from second left) Awang Tengah and Abang Johari look on.

JAKARTA, Oct 25: Brooke Dockyard Engineering has forged a business collaboration with Wijaya Karya of Indonesia to explore opportunities in infrastructure development projects in Sarawak.

Both sides will also team up for the construction of the cable-stayed bridge, as Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corporation Sarawak looked into the vast experience of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk, Republic of Indonesia, in overseas projects.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two corporate bodies at the Indonesian International Convention and Exhibition Centre here yesterday.

Signing on behalf of Brooke Dockyard was its chairman, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg, while Persero was represented by its Operations director, Destiawan Soewarjono.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was present to witness the MoU signing. Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also Minister for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development.

“Both Brooke Dockyard and Persero are desirous in obtaining business opportunities in connection with infrastructure projects in Sarawak,” said a statement issued from the chief minister’s delegation yesterday.

Brooke Dockyard is actively involved in oil and gas, offshore modules, fabrication, civil infrastructure (steel bridge) and marine engineering (ship repair and ship building industries in Sarawak.

Persero is a leading international company listed on the main board of the stock market and is majority-share owned by the Government of Indonesia. Its primarily involved in the provisioning of construction services and its business covers construction, mechanical and electrical, industry, real estate and mining.

Members of the Sarawak delegation are in Jakarta to attend the five-day Trade Expo Indonesia 2018, which was launched by Indonesian president Joko Widodo at the convention centre.

The delegation also included Assistant Minister for Industries and Investment Malcolm Mussen Lamoh and Deputy State Secretary Datu Abu Bakar Marzuki. — DayakDaily