State and Federal agencies taking care of environmental issues in SCORE: RECODA

http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/01/14/no-need-for-new-environment-monitoring-body-says-baya/

No need for new environment monitoring body, says Baya (The Borneo Post)

January 14, 2012

MUKAH: There is no need for now for another body or agency to be set up to monitor the environment in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) areas.

Recoda chief executive officer Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot said both the state Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) and the Department of Environment (DOE) were sufficient for the job.

He was speaking to reporters on a media trip organised by AZAM, a non- governmental organisation promoting development communications and RECODA after briefing them on the latest developments within SCORE, here, yesterday evening.

RECODA or Regional Corridor Development Authority is spearheading the development, management and promotion of SCORE.

Established under the Regional Corridors Development Authorities Ordinance 2006, it will specifically serve as a one-stop agency to facilitate all investment activities.

Baya said all agricultural or industrial projects would have to strictly observe all existing environmental laws and regulations of the country and state, and any other recommendations from the two bodies.

Meanwhile, he said, RECODA’s immediate concern was to create and sustain investors’ and public confidence in SCORE.

“We are referring to both the physical and non-physical happenings.

“We want to ensure the contractors deliver our infrastructure and amenities. We also want to attract new investors.

“We have our own laboratory to systematically plan, implement and manage, from our budgetting to cashflow.

“Our activities are also about having the all-important workforce, particularly in the various technical fields.” — Bernama

The Borneo Post (January 14, 2012)

Posted on January 14, 2012, in environment, Media Reports, Sarawak, SCORE and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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