Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia praises Sarawak’s role in green tech devt

Abang Johari (centre) with Takahashi and his entourage during their courtesy call to him at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on April 4, 2023. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, April 4: Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, His Excellency Takahashi Katsuhiko, has praised Sarawak for its role in developing green technology.

According to Takahashi, Sarawak is one of the regions active in voicing opinions on green technology.

“I hope that Sarawak will be the centre of the development of this activity by using technology from Japan,” he said in a news report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas).

He said this when paying a courtesy call to Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

Takahashi said the courtesy visit was aimed at expressing appreciation to the Sarawak government for the support in conjunction with the opening of the Chitose Carbon Capture Central (C4), the world’s largest mass microalgae biomass production facility.

“This project would not have been possible without the support of the Premier of Sarawak,” he added.

He further commented that until now, 30 Japanese companies are operating in Sarawak, including the Chitose Carbon Capture Central, a collaboration project between Japan and Sarawak.

In other developments, the courtesy visit also discussed matters related to liquefied natural gas (LNG). He hoped this collaboration would continue because Japan is one of the countries that imports LNG from Sarawak.

In the meantime, Takahashi hopes that his visit will strengthen the cooperation between Japan and Sarawak, especially in business.

Takahashi and his entourage are on a two-day working visit to Sarawak. They arrived in Bintulu yesterday (April 3), where they visited the Petronas Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Complex in Tanjung Kidurong before leaving to board a flight back to Kuching the same day. — DayakDaily