Sarawak to export 240,000 tonnes of hydrogen to Japan, Korea by 2028

Abang Johari (front row, fourth right), Juma'ani (on Abang Johari's right) and others photographed during an Aidilfitri gathering organised by DUBS in Kuching on May 4, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 4: Sarawak is poised to export a total of 240,000 tonnes of hydrogen to Japan and Korea by 2028, says Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Abang Johari said that with hydrogen an energy source, Sarawak would indirectly become a major player in power generation through hydrogen, thus boosting Sarawak’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through sales tax.


“We will export 240,000 tonnes of hydrogen to Korea and Japan, and for domestic use, we will retain 7,000 tonnes of hydrogen.

“This means that if we export, we can impose sales tax, which will add to Sarawak’s revenue. Additionally, we will become a major producer in terms of renewable energy,” he said while speaking at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri gathering organised by Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak (DUBS) here last night (May 4).

He further said that the Sarawak government had made significant efforts to provide infrastructure for development and digital economy in large-scale projects for Sarawak entrepreneurs to benefit from.

“Thus, I recommend that our members master technology. There is no other way; we need to have skills in technology, whether it’s digital technology or technology that adds value to our resources.

“That’s why I agreed to provide machinery so that DUBS members can get acquainted with machinery technology.

“I have allocated RM6.5 million to DUBS so that they can identify how to manage their machinery and then implement projects involving construction,” he added.

Also present at the event were Abang Johari’s wife Puan Sri Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang; Sarawak Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Dr Ripin Lamat; Advisor to the Ministry of International Trade, Industry and Investment (MINTRED) Dato Sri Mohd Naroden Majais; Sarawak Business Federation (SBF) president Dato Sri Abang Abdul Karim Tun Abang Openg; and DUBS president Datu Abang Helmi Ikhwan. — DayakDaily