As part of the Malaysia United-States Ties Visit Programme (MUST-VP), the delegation of US scholars and congressional staffers were on a visit to Kuching and Samalaju on April 11-12, 2017.
The two day visit included visits to key areas of interest and the delegation met with the Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah before being briefed by the State Planning Unit (SPU) and the Natural Resources and Environmental Board (NREB) on the Kuching leg of their trip.
On their second leg, the group was brought to Samalaju Industrial Park to see the developments brought in by the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
RECODA was the first to present and touched on the development that was brought to the state via SCORE. The presentation was done by Dawend Jiwan, RECODA’s Head of Projects.
After RECODA, the Royal Malaysia Navy, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Murphy Oil presented to the delegation.
During the Question and Answer session, questions directed towards RECODA revolved around environmental issues and community engagement while questions posed to other agencies included those regarding maritime safety, national security and policies on trafficking.
After the briefing, the delegation including all presenters was invited to visit Press Metal for a short briefing and a tour of the plant.