Sarawak Urban Renewal Implementation Guidelines to be updated in line with PCDS 2030, international New Urban Agenda

Awang Tengah (left sixth) with other delegates from the Sarawak government and the New York City Planning Department.

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KUCHING, July 23: The Sarawak Urban Renewal Implementation Guidelines will be updated to be in line with the Sarawak Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 and the New Urban Agenda, UN Habitat at the international level.

Deputy Premier cum Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said, in a statement, this can be done through the collaboration between his ministry and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Both parties are working together on the Sarawak Biodiversity Masterplan, which is at the implementation stage, as well as the Sarawak State Urban Development Policy which proposal paper is currently being evaluated.

During the work visit to New York City, delegates from Sarawak government led by Awang Tengah met with New York City Department of City Planning, Climate and Sustainability Planning director Michael Marella for an information exchange session.

Meanwhile, Awang Tengah shared with the New York City Planning Department several of the Sarawak government’s initiatives in terms of international recognition under Unesco, especially about Mulu National Park and Niah National Park which will be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site soon.

He also told the delegates from New York that Sarawak Delta Geopark has been recognised as a Unesco Global Geopark and is ranked sixth in Malaysia recently.

In the afternoon, the delegation was invited by His Excellency Dato Syed Mohamad Hasrin Tengku Hussin, permanent representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, to a luncheon at his office in New York.

Also present were officials from the Consulate General of Malaysia in New York, Malaysian investmenet Development Authority (MIDA), and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in New York. — DayakDaily