Petronas Management led by its vice-president Zamri Jusoh on Tuesday met Second Minister for Resource Planning and Environment and Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan to update him on contract works given to Sarawak-based companies.
During the meeting, Awang Tengah stressed that Petronas must ensure that preference is given to local Sarawak companies that have the capability and capacity to undertake the contract works.
He called on Petronas to advertise job vacancies in local newspapers and reminded Petronas to engage local talents whenever available.
Also present in the briefing were Assistant Minister of Resource Planning and Assistant Minister of Entrepreneur Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Assistant Minister for Industrial Development and Assistant Minister of Rural Economy and Fisheries Datuk Julaihi Narawi, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Datuk Liaw Soon Eng, Petronas Sarawak general manager Shamsur Taha and other senior officials.
Awang Tengah also attended the 3rd Sarawak Oil and Gas Council (SOGC) meeting on Wednesday, where he called for a meaningful participation in oil and gas (O&G) industry in Sarawak.
The objectives of SOGC are to promote the state’s interests in O&G and to ensure maximum participation of Sarawakians in the O&G industry.
Awang Tengah emphasised on the importance of having a meaningful participation which should ultimately benefit the people of Sarawak instead of just winning contracts.
The SOGC members later made a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem at Wisma Bapa to brief him on current issues relating to oil and gas industry in Sarawak.
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