KUCHING, Nov 26: Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), will be among the front runners in the sale of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Southeast Asia region.
This initiative was sealed today in an agreement signing ceremony between Foshan Feichi Automobile Manufacture Co. Ltd., China which was represented by its director Jiang Yong and Sarawak Metro, represented by SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain, and witnessed by Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin.
Abdul Aziz emphasised that Foshan Feichi Automobile Manufacture was keen to appoint Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd to become their sole agent for the sale of Feichi hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the region.
“Feichi is keen to make us their long term business partner in expanding the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industry in the South East Asia.
“This will open up opportunity for us to lead the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles initiatives in the
region,” he said, adding that the agreement was for a period of two years and can be extended upon agreement by both parties.
Abdul Aziz said that Sarawak was truly honoured to be given the trust as this partnership and commitment showed that the Chinese counterpart was confident in the growth of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the region.
With this agreement focusing the Asean region, he added that it has also opened up the potential for Sarawak to market and promote the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as the better option for green, zero-emission, and sustainable public transportation.
Sarawak had recently purchased three units of Feichi’s hydrogen fuel cell buses for public use in Kuching city.
The buses have been performing very well, and this Abdul Aziz pointed out, has boosted the state government’s confidence in Foshan Feichi’s hydrogen fuel cell technology for transportation.
Feichi is among the leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturers in China and presently in Foshan city alone, there were 150 hydrogen fuel cell buses operating on the roads and serving the general public there.
“This had set a benchmark to other manufacturers in China to learn from Feichi on the advantages of using hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and its manufacturing benefits.
“I also strongly believe there is great potential for us to pursue this cooperation in the long run. Sarawak Metro will provide the market support to ensure its success that is both viable and sustainable,” Abdul Aziz added.— DayakDaily