Ministries under Datuk Tengah play important roles in forest protection and success of SCORE

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YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities, with both agencies playing a part in the state’s SCORE initiative.

As a guardian of Sarawak’s natural  resources and gatekeeper for foreign investment entry, YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and his ministries have an important role to play in the success of SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy).

Datuk Tengah is the Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management (MPRM) and Minister of Public Utilities. The MPRM is responsible for planning the development and utilisation of Sarawak’s natural resources for economic growth and ultimately to benefit the people of Sarawak while Public Utilities ensures the provision of affordable and safe water, energy, telecoms and gas for industrial, commercial and domestic use.

SCORE is the Sarawak government’s key development plan to make the state a high-income economy by 2020.

“Our ministries play very important roles in ensuring the successful development of SCORE,” said Datuk Tengah. “This is because the development of SCORE involves the utilisation of massive natural resources such as land, water and energy that we have within the SCORE area which fall under the purview of my ministries.

“Our ministries are responsible for the planning and development of energy potentials, provision of water supply and land that are required by the industries to operate successfully.

“In this regard, our roles are critical in facilitating both domestic and foreign investments especially in giving timely approval and ultimately in providing sufficient power and water supply needed by the industries.”

Datuk Tengah stressed that the his ministries’ responsibilities within SCORE are also shared with other public bodies and agencies at state and federal level, all working towards making Sarawak an attractive destination for investment by domestic and foreign interests.

From an investor’s point of view, the supply of enough energy to power heavy industries is an important requirement. And Sarawak has obliged with several hydro-electric power stations planned around the state, including the 2,400MW Bakun Dam, which has already begun operations.

Datuk Tengah’s purview includes the development of dams, which he said will offer spin-offs for eco-tourism.

“These dams are meant to generate clean and sustainable power for the industries in the state,” he said. “The development of HEP Dams will provide more new eco-tourism products by capitalising the panoramic and spectacular view of the HEP lakes.”

Eco-tourism is one of the three core nodes for SCORE, along with heavy industries at Samalaju Industrial Park and food security at the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub.

In that respect, Datuk Tengah’s bodies help in ensuring the state’s most valuable asset, the pristine rainforests, are optimised for the enjoyment of local and foreign tourists.

“Tourism including eco-tourism is one of ten priority industries in SCORE,” he said. “In the eco-tourism sub-sector Sarawak focuses on the development of Culture, Adventure and Nature (CAN).

“In this respect our Ministry, through the Forest Department, plays major roles in ensuring our tropical rainforests, a valuable tourism asset, are managed and developed for tourism on a sustainable basis.”

The management of forests include the conservation of national parks such as Gunung Mulu and the Niah Caves, which contain some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Asia.\

Sarawak has millions of square kilometres of forests to utilise and protect. Protection and management of the state’s natural resources is a significant part of MPRM’s responsibilities.

The Ministry formulated the Natural Resource and Environment Ordinance 1993 that provides a list of Prescribed Activities to ensure all development meets environmental standards.

“Protection and management of natural resources is always an important component in our development plans,” he said “We take great efforts and care in protecting, conserving and managing our natural resources so that these resources are utilised on a sustainable basis to meet the current and future needs of the state.

“To ensure that our natural resources are well managed we have established the relevant agencies including the Land and Survey Department, Forest Department as well as Natural resources and Environmental Board.

“For these agencies to function efficiently and effectively we have created the various ordinances on the protection and management of our natural resources and environment.”

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YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities, with both agencies playing a part in the state’s SCORE initiative.

Reading Time: 3 minutes

YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities, with both agencies playing a part in the state’s SCORE initiative.

As a guardian of Sarawak’s natural  resources and gatekeeper for foreign investment entry, YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and his ministries have an important role to play in the success of SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy).

Datuk Tengah is the Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management (MPRM) and Minister of Public Utilities. The MPRM is responsible for planning the development and utilisation of Sarawak’s natural resources for economic growth and ultimately to benefit the people of Sarawak while Public Utilities ensures the provision of affordable and safe water, energy, telecoms and gas for industrial, commercial and domestic use.

SCORE is the Sarawak government’s key development plan to make the state a high-income economy by 2020.

“Our ministries play very important roles in ensuring the successful development of SCORE,” said Datuk Tengah. “This is because the development of SCORE involves the utilisation of massive natural resources such as land, water and energy that we have within the SCORE area which fall under the purview of my ministries.

“Our ministries are responsible for the planning and development of energy potentials, provision of water supply and land that are required by the industries to operate successfully.

“In this regard, our roles are critical in facilitating both domestic and foreign investments especially in giving timely approval and ultimately in providing sufficient power and water supply needed by the industries.”

Datuk Tengah stressed that the his ministries’ responsibilities within SCORE are also shared with other public bodies and agencies at state and federal level, all working towards making Sarawak an attractive destination for investment by domestic and foreign interests.

From an investor’s point of view, the supply of enough energy to power heavy industries is an important requirement. And Sarawak has obliged with several hydro-electric power stations planned around the state, including the 2,400MW Bakun Dam, which has already begun operations.

Datuk Tengah’s purview includes the development of dams, which he said will offer spin-offs for eco-tourism.

“These dams are meant to generate clean and sustainable power for the industries in the state,” he said. “The development of HEP Dams will provide more new eco-tourism products by capitalising the panoramic and spectacular view of the HEP lakes.”

Eco-tourism is one of the three core nodes for SCORE, along with heavy industries at Samalaju Industrial Park and food security at the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub.

In that respect, Datuk Tengah’s bodies help in ensuring the state’s most valuable asset, the pristine rainforests, are optimised for the enjoyment of local and foreign tourists.

“Tourism including eco-tourism is one of ten priority industries in SCORE,” he said. “In the eco-tourism sub-sector Sarawak focuses on the development of Culture, Adventure and Nature (CAN).

“In this respect our Ministry, through the Forest Department, plays major roles in ensuring our tropical rainforests, a valuable tourism asset, are managed and developed for tourism on a sustainable basis.”

The management of forests include the conservation of national parks such as Gunung Mulu and the Niah Caves, which contain some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Asia.\

Sarawak has millions of square kilometres of forests to utilise and protect. Protection and management of the state’s natural resources is a significant part of MPRM’s responsibilities.

The Ministry formulated the Natural Resource and Environment Ordinance 1993 that provides a list of Prescribed Activities to ensure all development meets environmental standards.

“Protection and management of natural resources is always an important component in our development plans,” he said “We take great efforts and care in protecting, conserving and managing our natural resources so that these resources are utilised on a sustainable basis to meet the current and future needs of the state.

“To ensure that our natural resources are well managed we have established the relevant agencies including the Land and Survey Department, Forest Department as well as Natural resources and Environmental Board.

“For these agencies to function efficiently and effectively we have created the various ordinances on the protection and management of our natural resources and environment.”

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