RECODA Board of Directors convene in Kuching

KUCHING: Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) – the lead agency in the development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) – held its 3rd Board of Directors’ Meeting here, on Monday.

The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is the chairman of the RECODA Board of Directors.

Also present were the Board’s two deputy chairmen; Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang, who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Minister of Rural Development; and Second Resource Planning and Environment Minister Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, who is also Minister of Public Utilities and Minister of Industrial Development.

During the meeting, held at the Chief Minister’s Office, RECODA Chief Executive Officer Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot briefed the Board members on the Authority’s performance over the past years and also on the progress and development of SCORE, as a whole.

This was followed by a briefing on the status of investments in SCORE by State Planning Unit Director Datu Ismawi Ismuni.

Other Board members in attendance included Public Private Partnership Unit (Prime Minister’s Department) Director General Dato’ Ahmad Husni Hussain.

AirAsia X Sdn Bhd Non-executive Independent Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Abdul Aziz, who is a RECODA advisor, was also present at the meeting.

Economic Planning Unit (Prime Minister’s Department) Director General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Secretary-General, and Treasury Secretary-General – were represented by their respective senior officers.

The other Board of Directors of RECODA are State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, State Financial Secretary Dato Sri Ahmad Tarmizi Haji Sulaiman, and ex-President and CEO of Petronas Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican.

Among the top priorities for RECODA is to coordinate, liaise, monitor, facilitate or oversee the implementation or execution of public (Federal and State) funded infrastructure projects approved by the State Planning Authority or any other government agency within the growth nodes of SCORE.

The roles of RECODA are defined by the Regional Corridors Development Authorities Ordinance, 2006 that was passed by the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly on 11th December, 2006.

The RECODA office, which was established in 2009, is the secretariat to the RECODA Board of Directors. Prior to the setting up of this office, the State Planning Unit in the Chief Minister’s Department was the secretariat to the Board, since early 2008, when SCORE was launched.