Premier in Poland to share on Sarawak’s energy transition at Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum

Abang Johari (third right), flanked by Awang Tengah (right) and Abu Bakar (second left), in a group photo with officials and dignitaries after arriving in Poznan, Poland on April 24, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 24: Leading a high-level delegation from the Sarawak government, Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has arrived in Poznan, Poland to underscore Sarawak’s initiatives in energy transition at the Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum.

Accompanied by Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, the Premier is scheduled to present Sarawak’s role in renewable energy security, decarbonisation, and environmental sustainability, according to a posting on the Premier’s official Facebook page, ‘Sarawakku’.


The delegation was received by Marek Gola, Deputy President of the Wielkopolska Region, and Beata Joana, Director of the Polish Economic Department.

Also in attendance were Magdalena Kaseja-Astriab, Head of the Wielkopolska 2050 Division, and Dato Chitra Devi Ramiah, Malaysian Ambassador to Poland.

“The Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum H2POLAND is the first trade fair in Poland, and Central and Eastern Europe, devoted entirely to hydrogen and decarbonisation technologies.

“The forum is a platform for the exchange of expert knowledge that brings together representatives of government administration and local government units, entrepreneurs, the scientific community, and businesses open to modern, environmentally friendly technologies,” read the post.

Prior to arriving in Poland, the Premier visited Leeds and London in the United Kingdom (UK), where he inspected the advanced technology employed at the Drax Power Station and witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Sarawak Microelectronics (SMD) Semiconductor and UK-based Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

Abang Johari described his visit to the UK as highly successful, meeting the delegation’s objectives.

He also expressed that the outcomes from the visit would be strategically implemented to enhance Sarawak’s capabilities in renewable energy and the semiconductor industry. — DayakDaily