Norway keen on Sabah’s green energy production


Norway Ambassador Morten Paulsen presenting a book on Svalbard island to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor after the meeting at Menra Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu Wednesday.

KOTA KINABALU: Norway is keen to work with Sabah on renewable energy production, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

The Chief Minister said this was conveyed to him by Norway's Ambassador to Malaysia Morten Paulsen, who informed Hajiji that his country was prepared to explore the development of renewable energy as part of the state's green initiatives.

On its part, Sabah was keen to tap into the expertise of the Norwegians in developing green energy in the state, Hajiji added.

"We welcome the interest shown by Norway in Sabah's renewable energy production sector.

"Norway is well known for its capability in renewable energy production using state-of-the-art technology," he said after a meeting with Paulsen at Menara Kinabalu here on Wednesday (Jan 19).

Paulsen, who was here to attend the two-day Sabah International Business and Economic Summit (Sibes) that attracted some 400 participants including foreign ambassadors, local and foreign investors on Monday and Tuesday.

Participants from 21 countries including South Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Indonesia, Russia, Italy, Spain and Switzerland attended the summit themed "Unlocking Sabah's Potential, Unleashing Business Opportunities".

Earlier, Italian Ambassador to Malaysia Massimo Rustico said he would promote Sabah to potential entrepreneurs and investors from his country.

He hailed Sabah for its investment potential and said it was a good time for Italian businesses to explore avenues in the state.

"I am excited about the involvement of the state government, especially in attracting froegn investments. We will promote the state to investors from Italy," Rustico said after paying a courtesy call on the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

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