A Major Step Forward

KUCHING: The fast growing Malaysian economy and rising focus on environmental issues have resulted in a significant increase of the country’s waste collection, further creating the need for thermal waste treatment capacity. Similarly, as Sarawak becomes more and more industrialised, the State is facing a corresponding escalation of waste production; in particular, a surge in the generation of industrial hazardous waste.

The facility was officially launched in November 2014 by Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications, YB Dato Sri Michael Manyin ak Jawong (centre) on behalf of the Chief Minister of Sarawak. Also present were (from left) Chairman of Trienekens Sarawak, Mr Jurgen Pickenhagen; German Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Mr Holger Michael; SWM Chairman, YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohd Morshidi Bin Abdul Ghani; and Assistant Minister of Environment, YB Datu Haji Len Talif Bin Salleh.

In a proactive move to mitigate the negative impacts brought around by development, Sarawak Wastes Management took to undertake the procurement of a second incineration plant at the Kuching Integrated Waste Management Park; which is managed and operated by Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd.

Recently officially launched, the completion of this project can be seen as a major step forward to deliver a sustainable solution to Sarawak’s scheduled waste needs, besides creating employment prospects for local people, suppliers and businesses.