Japanese co interested in opportunities in carbon capture, storage in S’wak

Awang Tengah (fourth left) exchanging mementos with Hideo while others look on.

KUCHING, Dec 20: Japanese company JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon) is exploring opportunities for existing businesses and new sectors, such as carbon capture and storage in Sarawak.

In a press statement issued today, Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also the Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment, and Second Minister for Natural Resources and Urban Development, met with the company’s Business Division 1 director, senior vice president, and executive director, Hideo Kondo, during the former’s visit to Tokyo this week.

Awang Tengah was also briefed on the company’s operations in Sarawak.

He was glad that JX Nippon, which has been operating in Sarawak since 1987, will continue to explore more ways to cooperate with the State government to expand its business in Sarawak in line with the Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030.

Also present during the meeting were International Trade, Industry and Investment Deputy Minister, Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh; Ministry of International Trade, Industry and Investment (Mintred) advisor, Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais; Ministry of Natural Resources and Urban Development permanent secretary, Datu Sr Zaidi Mahdi; Sarawak Land and Survey Department director, Datu Abdullah Julaihi; Mintred acting permanent secretary, Dzulkornain Masron; Mintred special function officer, Datu Liaw Soon Eng; Regional Corridor of Renewable Energy (Recoda) chief executive officer, Datu Ismawi Ismuni; Petroleum Sarawak Berhad senior vice president of corporate strategy, Abang Arabi Abang Narudin; and Recoda director of investment, Lester Matthew. — DayakDaily