Premier: Sarawak pushing boundaries to realise green economy transition by 2030

Abang Johari (centre) shares a laugh with Kak Beng (left) and Poh Tong when browsing through the book on KKB's 60 year journey. Photo credit: Office of the Premier of Sarawak

KUCHING, Sept 24: With Sarawak’s low-carbon profile, rich natural resources and strategic policy, the State government is pushing boundaries as it aims to realise the State’s sustainable green economy transition by 2030.

In a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said the Sarawak government is taking action and making progress towards green growth that will bring a range of advantages to the economy while tackling the impact of climate change at the same time.

In fact, he added, the State government has launched the Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 to achieve the target.

“During this period, we need to change and take advantage of climate change to shift towards a green economy,” he emphasised when addressing KKB Engineering Berhad’s 60th anniversary celebration dinner at a hotel here last night (Sept 23).

Abang Johari pointed out that Sarawak is very fortunate to have multiple renewable energy resources which will drive the State government’s effort and push towards greening the economy.

“The government is focusing on water resources as a source of green energy in the form of hydrogen.

“Moreover, Sarawak has successfully attracted investment from Korea and Japan to produce hydrogen commercially by 2027,” he said.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Minister of Utilities and Telecommunications Datuk Julaihi Narawi, KKB founder and chairman Dato Sri Kho Kak Beng and KKB chief executive officer Koh Pok Tong. — DayakDaily