CM in Germany to check on light rail transition system

Abang Johari (left, front row) and Awang Tengah (right, front row) taking a photo inside the test train at Alstom facility in Salzigitter.

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has continued his study tour in Europe visiting Germany.

When in Germany yesterday, he explored the option of zero-emission train for a light rail transit system planned for greater Kuching.

He and members of his delegation visited the Alstom manufacturing facility in Salzigitter where they were given a briefing and a test ride on the world’s first hydrogen-powered train.

Later, the delegation travelled to Frankfurt to view the Siemen’s facility that manufactures hydrogen from water.

Abang Johari (eighth, left), Awang Tengah (ninth left) and members of his delegation taking a group photograph at the Siemen’s facility.

The chief minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also the Second Minister of Urban Development and Natural Resources, State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Hussain and other relevant key officers.