Con­fab on Clean En­ergy Col­lab­o­ra­tion to de­lib­er­ate on sus­tain­able, in­clu­sive en­ergy path­ways — NGO

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MIRI: A non- gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion ( NGO), Save Sarawak Rivers Net­work (SAVE Rivers) yes­ter­day launched a pub­lic­ity cam­paign on its up­com­ing con­fer­ence dubbed ‘Clean En­ergy Col­lab­o­ra­tion’ (CEC).

Its chair­man Peter Kal­lang said the con­fer­ence will be held from March 15 to 16 this year at Pull­man Ho­tel in Kuch­ing.

“The con­fer­ence is jointly or­gan­ised by SAVE Rivers, Part­ners of Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion ( PACOS) Trust Sabah and the Indige­nous Peo­ples Net­work of Malaysia (JOAS).

“This event is sup­ported by the Re­new­able and Ap­pro­pri­ate En­ergy Lab of Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley.”

He said the event will bring to­gether key stake­hold­ers such as gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal en­ergy, in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives and grass­roots com­mu­ni­ties to de­lib­er­ate on sus­tain­able and in­clu­sive en­ergy path­ways for the coun­try par­tic­u­larly Sarawak.

He pointed out the goal for the con­fer­ence is to come up with con­crete path­ways to achieve eco­nom­i­cally and en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able en­ergy sys­tems that ad­dress en­ergy poverty and en­ergy needs for de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try.

“We in SAVE Rivers sup­port sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. We are ready to dis­cuss and co­op­er­ate with the state as well as the fed­eral gov­ern­ment on sus­tain­able en­ergy.

“We look for­ward to their long-term par­tic­i­pa­tion and co­op­er­a­tion. That is why we are or­gan­is­ing the CEC in March.”

Ear­lier, Kal­lang an­nounced that a mi­cro hy­dro project - Mi­cro Hy­dro Power ( MHP) In­stal­la­tion Sys­tem - im­ple­mented at Long Liam in Baram has been suc­cess­fully com­pleted.

He said the MPH In­stal­la­tion Sys­tem was of­fi­cially handed over to the vil­lagers of Long Liam on Jan­uary 12.

The MHP was built by the vil­lagers with guid­ance from Civil So­ci­ety Or­gan­i­sa­tions (CSO) SAVE Rivers, Friends of Vil­lage De­vel­op­ment ( TONIBUNG), the Bruno Manser Fund, Green Em­pow­er­ment and Sea­col­ogy.

Also present dur­ing the press con­fer­ence were JOAS’s sec­re­tary gen­eral Thomas Ja­long, TONIBUNG’s project man­ager Do­minic M Usek and the leader for MPH com­mit­tee for Long Liam Boyce Anyie.

Kal­lang (front row, sixth right), Thomas (front row fourth left) and oth­ers giv­ing the thumb-up to the up­com­ing con­fer­ence dubbed ‘Clean En­ergy Col­lab­o­ra­tion’ in March this year in Kuch­ing.

Soh (left) seen with Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd head of mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tions Wong Vai Chi dur­ing the pro­gramme launch re­cently.

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