A discussion was organized by the Oxford Business Group (OBG) and RECODA on 30th September 2015, focusing on the topic ‘SCORE Investment Opportunities 2015 – 2020′.
Held at the Pullman Hotel, Kuching, the discussion was attended by approximately 50 energy, manufacturing and infrastructure representatives.
Keynote speakers included Regional Corridor Development Authority CEO Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot; Managing Director of OBG; CEO of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit; Head of Samalaju Development Division in Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS), Dato’ Isaac Lugun; and CEO of Press Metal Berhad, Datuk Paul Koon.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot was in bullish mood when he delivered his keynote address during the presentation.
Tan Sri Wilson announced that thanks in part to the contributions of SCORE, Sarawak was on target to achieve a real GDP of RM118 billion (US$30 billion) and create 1.6 million new jobs by 2030.
However, Tan Sri Wilson noted that to help convince investors who were considering SCORE as an investment location, Federal, State and other agencies including RECODA and the private sector, must continue to provide the infrastructure investors expect to justify the significant costs involved in a factory or other relocation. This infrastructure includes not only utilities, ports, airports, roads and bridges but also townships, schools, hospitals and fire and police stations.