KUCHING: Industries in the State, especially in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) have a responsibility towards protecting the environment and as such they should work closely with the relevant government agencies, in order to mitigate the impact of their operations on the environment.
Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot explained this was particularly pertinent for SCORE, as it is the most ambitious development project ever undertaken by the State.
As such, he lauded the most recent effort by the ferroalloy industries in Samalaju Industrial Park for their collaboration with the State Government on the upcoming ‘Industrial By-Products Management and Business Opportunities Conference’.
“I fully support any endeavour by the private sector in SCORE that helps in one way or another to protect our environment.
“As for this conference, I am pleased to see the private and public sector working closely together to organise an event that will have mutual benefits for all stakeholders concerned,” he said, in a press release in conjunction with the upcoming Industrial By-Products Management and Business Opportunities Conference.
“I also hope the conference will be an eye-opener for the industries in Sarawak, particularly in SCORE, to enable them to see how proper management of industrial by-products can help to protect our environment while creating additional value for their business operations.”
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson also pointed out that in developing SCORE, the government placed great emphasis in continuing the State’s policy of sustainable development, which included balancing the need for progress and the necessity for protecting and conserving the environment.
Meanwhile, the Industrial By-Products Management and Business Opportunities Conference will be held tomorrow (Monday) at Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching.
The event will see speakers from United Kingdom, France, Norway, Japan, Korea, Germany and Malaysia delivering presentations on the latest trends in industrial by-products management.
More than 200 participants representing stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as institutions of higher learning are expected to take part in the conference.
It is organised by State Planning Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department in collaboration with Sakura Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd, Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd and OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, and sponsored by RECODA, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd, Sarawak Energy Bhd and Sarawak Convention Bureau.