May 12, 2022

Abang Jo will address the Global Hydrogen Summit

KUCHING (May 6): Prime Minister of Sarawak Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg will deliver a keynote speech at the 2022 Global Hydrogen Summit and Expo hosted by the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from May 9-11.

The Sarawak Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement released Friday, May 6, said the Prime Minister will join some 3,500 government and industry leaders from around the world to explore and learn about the latest technologies, applications and solutions in of hydrogen.

Abang Johari and his delegation, which includes Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, will leave for Rotterdam on Saturday May 7.

“In a 20-minute slot on Monday, May 9 at the start of the summit, the Prime Minister’s speech as second speaker will be based on the theme ‘Accelerating the Global Hydrogen Economy: The Sarawakian Way’, primarily to highlight highlight Sarawak as a rising tiger in the field of renewable energy, and that it is ready for hydrogen.

“Later in the afternoon, the Prime Minister and members of his delegation are due to visit Shell’s office in The Hague, where he will be briefed by senior Shell executives, among others, on Shell’s future in Sarawak,” according to the statement here. Friday.

On May 10, the Prime Minister’s delegation is due to meet the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, and later in the afternoon they will take part in a study tour of the Shell Technology Center in Amsterdam which showcases the technology of the hydrogen from the multinational and various other new novelties.

Sarawak is a pioneer in exploring the hydrogen economy which has seen the establishment of its first hydrogen production facility in Kuching and the testing of two hydrogen bus units on the streets of the capital .

Meanwhile, according to the statement, the delegation will travel to Oslo, Norway on May 11 to get an overview of the operationalization of Norwegian sovereign wealth funds.

“The Prime Minister has indicated that (Norway’s sovereign wealth funds) will be a model for a similar fund to be set up by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government, to bring more returns to surplus funds than Sarawak could accumulate in the future,” he added.