Saradec makes appearance at State-Level International Day of Forests 2022

Abang Johari receiving a memento from Saradec design advisor, Dr Imam Santosa, while Saradec chief executive officer Dayang Nena Abang Bruce, looks on.

KUCHING, July 5: Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Sarawak Design Centre (Saradec), recently participated in the State-level International Day of Forests 2022 organised by the Forest Department Sarawak (FDS) on June 28.

According to a press release, Saradec took the opportunity to display some prototypes designed by the Sarawak Young Designers (SayD’SignersSarawak), who have completed two years of the Furniture Design Training Programme; successfully building networking for the SayD’SignersSarawak as well as to enhance the presence of Saradec’s activities to the public.

The mock-up of each design was displayed during the exhibition, which Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg visited.

“It was indeed a great honour to have received the visit by the Premier of Sarawak.

“We wish to thank Forest Department Sarawak for the invitation that has given Saradec an opportunity to make our first public appearance since Saradec commenced its business in January 2022,” said the press release

STIDC developed the SayD’Signers Programme in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in 2018. To date, 32 fresh graduates have participated in the training programme.

Currently, Saradec has been implementing SayD’Signers Link & Match (SLIM) programme in collaboration with ITB since January this year, where 15 SayD’SignersSarawak who has completed their two-year training programme were linked and matched with 12 local furniture manufacturers in Sarawak. — DayakDaily