The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Premier of Sarawak, is steering Malaysia’s largest territory towards a future driven by sustainability and digitalisation.
Fondly known as Abang Johari to his people, the statesman with over four decades of service has set his sights on transforming Sarawak’s economy and society into an environmentally sustainable, technology-driven powerhouse by 2030, as outlined in the Sarawak Digital Economy Blueprint 2030, which he launched in 2017.
Abang Johari’s visionary leadership led to the formulation of the Sarawak Post-COVID Development Strategy (PCDS2030), introduced in July 2021 to overcome economic challenges of the pandemic, and to continue driving the development of Sarawak’s digital and green economy.
PCDS 2030 aims to achieve economic prosperity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability by 2030. The plan populates 13 sectors and presents a cohesive and robust strategy deemed necessary to address the worldwide economic disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier has spearheaded many development initiatives with special focus on environmental sustainability, prioritising sustainable development powered by renewable energy. Abang Johari has expressed Sarawak’s ambition to be the renewable energy powerhouse of Southeast Asia, sharing its renewable energy resources with its neighbours through interconnections.
Through the Premier’s vision, Sarawak continues to pursue sustainable energy development to contribute to the state’s rapid economic development, primarily through the development of responsible hydropower and alternative green energy technologies including floating solar, biomass and green hydrogen production complemented by its indigenous thermal resources for energy security.
Sarawak Energy Berhad is an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
Built on a strong foundation of 100 years as an effective utility company, Sarawak Energy is taking bold steps to support the transformation of Sarawak in its vision to become a developed state by the year 2030.