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Sarawak to work with UAE on renewables and fossil fuel industries

Sarawak to work with UAE on renewables and fossil fuel industries

18 Dec 2023

Sarawak will work with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop renewable energy along with the oil and gas industry in the state, says Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The Sarawak Premier said the state signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar at the recent United Nations climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai.

“They are the world leader in green technology. At the moment, they have investments in Indonesia in floating solar.

“We have all the resources on green energy, so we will be working with them on renewable energy, including our hydropower, solar and algae for sustainable aviation fuel,” said Abang Johari after opening a riverfront project and district office building in Selangau town in central Sarawak on Monday (Dec 18).

He said Sarawak would also work with the Mubadala Investment Company in the oil and gas sector.

Abang Johari had led a state delegation to a meeting with Mubadala in Dubai to discuss strategic partnerships with a view to intensify Sarawak’s presence in the upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of the oil and gas industry.

He said he had formed a committee involving Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros) and Sarawak Energy Bhd to work with Mubadala and Masdar respectively.

Separately, Abang Johari said the state Public Works Department (JKR) would look into improving the exit point from the Pan Borneo Highway into Selangau.

He said the exit point was currently quite far from the town, which could affect its economic activities.

“JKR will do a study on constructing an exit from the highway that is closer so that it doesn’t bypass Selangau.

“Then Selangau can be a resting point for motorists, besides making it easier for products to be transported,” he said.

Source: The Star