Deputy Premier visits G-COVE in China to explore opportunities for bamboo-based industry in Sarawak

Awang Tengah (second left) listening to a briefing during the working visit to G-COVE Technologies Co Ltd's factory in Chengdu, China.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 26: In a bid to bolster Sarawak’s green economy and bamboo-based industry, Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan made a working visit to G-COVE Technologies Co Ltd factory in Chengdu, China.

Greeted by G-COVE president Eugene Chua, the visit included a comprehensive briefing on the company’s operations and innovative approaches to packaging, according to a press release.


“Our bamboo-based fibre packaging products are biodegradable and eco-friendly, capable of replacing plastics, and are in high demand by the food industry in many countries,” Chua was quoted as saying, as he highlighted G-COVE is a producer of high-quality bamboo fibre packaging products.

He also highlighted that G-COVE is the first company to have its bamboo fibre packaging certified halal, meeting the demands of Muslim consumers in China, the Middle East, and Malaysia.

“G-COVE invested in cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest quality and most innovative packaging products,” Chua added.

During the visit, Awang Tengah, who is also Minister for International Trade, Industry, and Investment (MINTRED) Sarawak, said that G-COVE’s business aligns with Sarawak’s goals to develop a bamboo-based industry as new growth initiatives under its green economy policy.

“We have land, good infrastructure, and competitive green electricity tariff in Sarawak, and I would like to invite G-COVE to consider Sarawak as their base for expansion to cater for the growing halal and biodegradable packaging products, particularly in the Southeast Asia region,” the Deputy Premier said.

Based on the press handout, the working visit is to evaluate suitable technology and products for the bamboo processing industry in Sarawak.

It is also to attract potential investors in China to explore the potential of investing in bamboo processing facilities in Sarawak.

Also present during the working visit were Sarawak Deputy Minister for Urban Planning, Land Administration, and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh, MINTRED advisor Dato Sri Mohd Naroden Majais, and other senior officers from various government agencies. — DayakDaily