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By Wilfred Pilo and Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 7: Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) Digital Academy will now be known as Centexs Digital and Green Energy Academy.
Abang Johari said this academy is to train Sarawakians to enter the ‘green job’ market and learn skills in green technology.
“We need more people to be trained in green technology so that they will be able to maintain the devices, improve the processes and be furthermore innovative in green technology.
“That is why Centexs play an important role as the government is giving greater emphasis on education and training.
“We will invest in it to prepare Sarawak for a green future,” he said before launching the Green Energy Symposium And Exhibition Sarawak 2023 (GESS) & Solar Testbed at Centexs Kuching today.
At the symposium, Abang Johari opined that it is all about exchanging ideas and exploring new ways to produce energy, and at the same time, Sarawak can continue mitigating carbon emissions and climate change.
He pointed out that even though climate change is a global issue, and despite Sarawak being small, we could take advantage of the resources that we have, including human capital.
“We are collaborating with Huawei for technology expertise. We will work together to prepare Sarawak towards a green future and economy.
“As such, there is still a need to do much research to find answers and solutions to an issue,” he lamented.
“But with supercomputers and robotics such as those developed by Huawei, Sarawak can work together with a supercomputer to find solutions to the problems we are facing.”
In addition, Abang Johari said he wants to work together with neighbouring Indonesia, following a meeting with the Consul General of Indonesia on carbon trading, as well as technology sharing.
“This is to facilitate our development of hydropower in Indonesia through our 25 per cent equity participation,” he said.
Also present at the launch was Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Minister of Utility And Telecommunication Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Urban Development Datuk Len Talif Salleh, Deputy Minister of Talent Development Datuk Francis Harden, Deputy Minister for Utility and Telecommunications Datuk Liwan Lagang as well as Centex chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussein. — DayakDaily