EU to share green tech with Sarawak

  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Nov 2009

MIRI: The European Union (EU) wants to transfer world-class expertise in green technology and toxic-waste treatment and pollution control from Europe to Sarawak to help develop the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score).

Countries in the EU, which are the global leaders in green technology, are very keen to invest in Score and share their technology to develop this corridor into a truly green and sustainable belt.

Head of the European Commission Dele­gation to Malaysia, Ambassador Vincent Piket, said EU-based countries had gained global recognition as being top in green technology sectors, especially with regard to waste management and pollution control.

“We are very keen on Score. EU firms are world leaders in renewable energy and we have much to offer to Sarawak and Malaysia,” he told a press conference during the opening of the EU-East Asean Growth Area business and technology partnership hosted by Miri City.

Piket said some 270 international representatives from 50 major EU companies were in Miri to look into the prospects of joint-venture partnerships with not only Sarawak and Malaysia but also the EAGA countries (Malay­sia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines).

The Score project is a 320km development belt running from Similajau in northern Sara­wak to Mukah in central Sarawak.

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