Awang Tengah attends World Water Congress
Posted on September 21, 2012, Friday
KUCHING: Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment and Minister for Public Utilities, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan is now in Busan, South Korea, to attend the International Water Association’s (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition 2012 from Sept 16 to 21.
The congress is a valuable and unique opportunity for nearly 5,000 community of world-leading water professionals from over 100 countries to meet, exchange ideas, explore the state of the art and debate the key issues underlying the science and practice of water management.
It is also where the entire water community congregates and IWA specialist groups showcase their work and plan for future activities.
The five-day conference will create a better or easier opportunity to expand the client base, meet new research partners, exchange specialty and ‘big picture’ knowledge, and create new solutions to the world’s water questions.
Others in the Sarawak delegation are Assistant Minister for Public Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Sylvester Entrie, Assistant Minister for Public Utilities (Electricity Supply and Telecommunication) Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, and Board Member, Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation and state assemblyman for Batu Danau, Paulus Palu Gumbang.
Also accompanying Tengah were Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Public Utilities Ubaidillah Abdul Latip, general manager of Kuching Water Board Mohammad Saberi Shakeran, general manager of Sibu Water Board Daniel Wong Park Ing, chief executive officer of LAKU Management Sdn Bhd Wong Tiong Kai and other senior officers.
Among the speakers who present their papers at the congress are South Korea’s Minister for Environment Yoo Young Sook and World Bank’s Manager for Water and Sanitation Programme Jaehyang So and Professor Pavel Kabat, director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria).