PBB to hold special convention focusing on new economic frontier in Kuching, Betong, Sibu and Miri

Abang Johari chairing the PBB Supreme Council meeting at the party's headquarters at Jalan Bako.

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Sept 1: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) will be holding a special convention in conjunction with Sarawak’s 60th anniversary of independence, which will commence in Kuching on Sept 23, followed by Betong in Oct 8, in Sibu on Oct 29 and in Miri on Nov 11.

Announcing this, Premier of Sarawak and PBB president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg unveiled that the convention is themed ‘PBB, The Bedrock of Sarawak’s Stability, Progress and Prosperity’ (PBB Teras Kestabilan, Kemajuan dan Kemakmuran Sarawak).

“This aligns with the approach of GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak), where PBB is the backbone party and steering towards the PCDS (Post Covid Development Strategy) 2030, a long term policy to fortify Sarawak’s economy and significantly impact the prosperity and progress of Sarawak in the future.

“Secondly, the convention serves as a platform for party members to gain a deeper understanding and insights into the new economic policy, which will primarily focus on renewable energy and emerging industries,” he told a press conference after chairing the PBB Supreme Council meeting at PBB headquarters in Jalan Bako here today.

The convention’s agenda includes discussions on carbon trading and the hydrogen economy, two key areas that Sarawak has actively embraced.

Additionally, it will delve into environmental sustainability through the circular economy, with a particular emphasis on adding value to waste, notably through waste-to-energy management.

This aspect, Abang Johari highlighted, is crucial in establishing a sustainable waste disposal system in Sarawak while simultaneously generating green energy.

“PBB members must have comprehensive understanding of the new economic direction, which will bring benefits for Sarawak’s future,” he added.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Works Minister Datuk Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi and Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom were among the top PBB leaders present. — DayakDaily