New convention centre in Kuching expected to complete by 2024 to host hydrogen convention

A screenshot of Abang Johari delivering his speech at the MAH Dinner reception last night (Aug 15, 2022). Photo: Ukas YouTube livestream

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 16: A new convention centre in Kuching is expected to be completed by 2024 to host a significant hydrogen convention in Sarawak.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said the State government has decided to extend another building, presumably to the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), which will allow not only conventions but also exhibitions.

“We hope it will be completed by 2024 because we are going to have a major convention here on hydrogen,” he said when gracing the Malaysia Association of Hotels (MAH) Dinner held at Hilton Hotel here last night (Aug 15).

He explained that he has been invited to give a talk on hydrogen economy in Japan next month, which is the second time after he gave a talk on hydrogen at the World Hydrogen 2022 Summit in Rotterdam in May this year.

Abang Johari further said that there are plans to build another convention centre in Miri.

He also shared that Sibu might have a convention centre too, but this will have to wait after the implementation of development projects as listed under a masterplan for Sibu.

“In terms of our culture and performing arts, we are doing a lot to transform our old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) to be a performing arts centre. That will be a place for us to (showcase) our culture and also creative industry,” he added. — DayakDaily