Thursday, August 6

Sarawak to chart future of its O&G industry


Abang Johari (centre) meets members of Petros board including Hamid (fourth right).

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is taking charge of the development of the state’s Oil and Gas industry and is open to advice from experts and experienced players in the industry.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg had two briefings on the subject – charting the future direction of Sarawak’s participation in the oil and gas industry.

In the morning, president of Sarawak Bumiputera Chamber of Commerce (DUBS) Datuk Abang Helmi Ikhwan was tasked with organising the inaugural Sarawak oil and gas seminar and exhibition in April.

The meeting was held at the chief minister’s office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya here, to brief the chief minister on the progress of the impending seminar and exhibition.

The aim of the seminar is to get experts’ input and professional views on the much-awaited Sarawak’s venture into the oil and gas industry.

Later, in the afternoon, the chief minister was briefed by Petros board of directors on the development and issues in making Sarawak’s participation in the oil and gas industry a reality.

Leading the Petros delegation was its chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hamid Bugo and its CEO Saau Kakok.