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Jack Wong

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Recent and archived articles by Jack Wong

15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak, China's Shan Ying in RM7.4bil pulp and paper plant

KUCHING: A China-based Fortune 500 company and Sarawak State Economic Development Corp (SDEC) plan to jointly invest in a US$1.8bil (RM7.4bil) pulp and paper manufacturing plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the plant would use imported recycled paper for its production without having to exploit Sarawak’s natural resources.
9 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

CMS to close deals on supply of scheduled wastes

KUCHING: Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd (CMS) will close deals with several industries for the supply of scheduled wastes this year.

These scheduled wastes, such as mineral sludges and sludges that contain one or several metals or fluoride, provide CMS with alternative sources of materials that serve as substitutes for the typical raw materials or fuels currently used in the group’s clinker, cement and concrete production activities.
9 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

PDP model ideal for Pan Borneo

KUCHING: The project delivery partner (PDP) model chosen for the implementation of the Pan Borneo Highway project is ideal, as it ensures efficiency, accountability and transparency in the project’s contract administration.

According to Lebuhraya Borneo Utara (LBU) chief executive officer (CEO) Safuani Abdul Hamid, the PDP model has put in place contract administration policies, systems, formats and procedures that promote efficiency, accountability and transparency.
8 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bintulu Port to expand container yard capacity

KUCHING: Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB) plans capacity expansion of its Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT) to cope with rising demand as it has recorded double-digit growth in container throughput for three consecutive years.

A feasibility study on the BICT’s expansion is currently under way and the plan will involve infrastructure development and procuring container handling equipment.
2 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Lebuhraya Borneo Utara optimistic of RM2bil savings for highway project

KUCHING: Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU), the project delivery partner (PDP) of the Pan Borneo Highway for the Sarawak portion, is optimistic that it could achieve some RM2bil savings on the mega project.

2 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak timber companies feeling the heat from jump in taxes

KUCHING: Sarawak timber companies are feeling the heat from the sharp increase in the cost of production of logs and timber products following the hefty jump in timber taxes.

According to the Sarawak Timber Association (STA), the increase in hill timber premium and rehabilitation and development cess, which amounted to RM55 per cu m, has raised the costs of logs and timber products by RM110 per cu m, assuming a recovery rate of 50%
22 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Serba Dinamik secures RM330mil Petronas job

KUCHING: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance, construction and modification services to Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) onshore facilities in Bintulu and Miri, Sarawak.

11 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

KKB to invest up to RM25mil to expand fabrication yard

KUCHING: KKB Engineering Bhd (KKB) is expanding its steel fabrication yard by investing between RM20mil and RM25mil in a workshop project to boost capacity.

The agreement, according to KKB group executive director Kho Pok Tong(pic), will qualify OceanMight to bid for contract works from Petronas involving the provision of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of fixed offshore structures
5 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak's Brooke Dockyard wants more Petronas jobs

KUCHING: The Sarawak state government wants Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to award more offshore fabrication contracts to Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corp as it has tripled its fabrication capacity.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (right) signing a plaque to open Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corporation's new Demak Yard in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/THE STAR
25 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

YKGI expanding to Peninsular Malaysia

KUCHING: YKGI Holdings Bhd, which owns manufacturing facilities in Sarawak and Sabah which produce metal roofing products, is expanding to Peninsular Malaysia.

The expansion plans for this downstream business in the peninsular, via wholly-owned subsidiary Asteel group, would be through joint ventures or acquisitions of existing metal roofing firms, according to executive deputy chairman Datuk Soh Thian Lai.(filepic)