RECODA engages with UNIMAS on potential partnership

RECODA is looking at a potential partnership with UNIMAS in terms of carrying out potential upskilling programmes and socio-economic projects for rural communities.

At UNIMAS City Campus in Kuching today, preliminary discussions were held on how best to serve industries as well as communities in terms of employment opportunities and training.

A detailed manpower study would likely need to be carried out to determine the needs and requirements of investors in the SCORE region, said UNIMAS Business School CEO Assoc. Prof. Dr Puah Chin Hong.

The university provides non-formal training short courses, conferences, mobility programmes, Intensive English Language Programme (IELP) as well as Professional & Executive Programmes (PEP).

RECODA was also briefed on UNIMAS’ University Sustainability Centre (USC), which leads and coordinates industries and communities related sustainable development projects and activities.

USC also provides expertise to communities and support initiatives towards achieving sustainable development. It is currently carrying out a total of 214 community projects throughout the state to improve the livelihood and jobs skills of rural residents.

RECODA Corporate Services Division Director Dr Hadysyam Junaidi meanwhile, briefed attendees on RECODA’s role as a statutory body set up in 2006 to oversee and manage the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) project.

In addition to drawing investors to the state, RECODA is also lead agency to implement development projects in the SCORE region.

Upgrade of existing road from Lawas Damit to Long Lempaki

Soil investigation works have been completed for the upgrade of an existing dirt road connecting Lawas Damit to Long Lempaki, in the Lawas District. In the infrastructure project implemented by the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA), under RECODA, the 1.4km road will connect villages such as Kampung Long Lempaki and Kampung Sahabat Baru.

The project also involves the construction of drainage structures as well as the installation of road signs. Construction is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.

Roads within Long Lama, Long Bedian to be improved

A total of 23.7km of existing earth roads within the Long Lama and Long Bedian area, in the Miri Division, will be upgraded to R1 standard in an infrastructure project implemented by the Highland Development Agency (HDA), under RECODA.

The improvements will also cover spur roads connecting to Long Buang, Long Tujang and Long Wat. Soil investigation works are completed, while excavation works and slope cutting are underway. Contractor’s facilities, including living quarters and a site office, have also been constructed.

The project is expected to be completed by next year.

RECODA collabs with MIDA to draw investors

RECODA is looking at ways to further enhance its collaboration with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) to attract more investors into Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) areas.

A meeting was held today at RECODA’s head office where MIDA, led by its Sarawak director, Redzuan Abdul Rahman discussed ways on how both parties can help attract more investors into SCORE which spans from the central up to the northern region of Sarawak.

RECODA is the specialist agency set up in 2006 to oversee and manage the ambitious SCORE project.

It has two main goals which is to promote SCORE by creating and stimulating new and existing markets, and to work towards achieving Sarawak’s ambitious investment and development goals.

MIDA meanwhile is tasked to promote foreign and domestic investments in the manufacturing and services sectors and to undertake planning for industrial development in Malaysia, among others.

New road to link Nanga Makut, Nanga Engkuah

Earthworks have commenced for a 21.6km R1 Standard road connecting Nanga Makut to Nanga Engkuah in Song, Katibas.

A total of 13 Bailey bridges will also be constructed in the infrastructure project implemented by the Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), under RECODA.

Soil investigation works have been concluded while demolition and site clearing are in progress.

The project will be completed by the end of this year.

RECODA briefs LCDA on its transformational journey

It’s about organisational change and getting the right people. RECODA’s corporate services management, in a briefing to Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) Holdings Sdn Bhd, spoke about how the statutory body is undergoing a restructuring in order to carry out its expanded roles, which cover promoting investment to the SCORE region, implementing infrastructure projects and creating job opportunities.

“We put in place a comprehensive organisation structure, rewards philosophy, and performance management & talent framework,” said RECODA Corporate Services Division Director Dr Hadysyam Junaidi, who accompanied Human Resource Head Sabrina Razali in a Zoom video conference with LCDA Deputy CEO Wan Abu Bakar Wan Hamid and HR Senior Manager Haizawati Fadillah Hamzah.

RECODA’s restructuring and new scheme of service, which kicked off last May, was to ensure expeditious and efficient mobilisation projects as well to service clients and investors of the SCORE region, which spans a total area exceeding 100,000km², or 80% the land area of Sarawak.

To handle the increased workload, RECODA also embarked on a recruitment drive to attract, motivate and retain talents under a remuneration scheme modelled after the corporate sector. The new scheme also de-centralised authority and improved efficiency and clarity in terms of the roles of officers within RECODA.