28 AUGUST 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan - Deputy Secretary-General (Water and Management) of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong, today launched the Water and Wastewater Week at the Malaysia Pavilion in EXPO 2017 which will be held until September 1.
Dr. Tan said the objective of the Water and Wastewater Week was to showcase and promote Malaysia’s engineering best practices and services in the water and wastewater sector.
“About 14 Malaysian government agencies and private companies are taking part in the talks and fora which will take place during the week, with the aim of sharing knowledge and expertise as well as promote collaborations with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is a landlocked country with scarce water supply and in Astana for example, the Government is looking for alternative water source and management system to address the increasing need for water,” he added.
Also present at the launch were Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Syed Mohamad Bakri Syed Abdul Rahman; Datuk Loo Took Gee, Deputy Commissioner of the Malaysia Pavilion at EXPO 2017 cum Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia; Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Zulkefle Nordin, Director-General of Sewerage Services Department of Malaysia (JPP); and Islam Abishev, Chairman of Committee of Water Resources, Kazakhstan.
“What we are bringing to EXPO 2017 is a ‘total solution’ required to develop a sustainable water and wastewater industry, not only in Kazakhstan, but also to other countries in the region. Our government agencies will participate at the talks, aside from several Malaysian companies specialising in the three broad categories of engineering, such as civil works, consultancy services, and operation and maintenance,” said Dr Tan.
Participating agencies and companies are Sewerage Service Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembetungan), Indah Water Konsortium, Taliworks Corporation Berhad, SALCON Berhad, Beijing Enterprises Water Group (M) Sdn Bhd, G&P Water, George Kent Berhad, SMHB, Ronser Bio-Tech Berhad, Felda Water, Sepakat Setia Perunding, SAJ Ranhill, and MMC Corporation Berhad.
Throughout the week, there will be other talks that will provide insights into Malaysia’s innovative solutions in sustainable water management and supply, including sewerage services, smart metering solutions, rehabilitation and beautification of rivers, water recycling, and non-revenue water management. There will also be business matching sessions to forge collaborations with Kazakh government bodies and private companies in the water and wastewater sector.
Malaysia’s participation at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia and implemented by its agency Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) with the support of the Title Sponsor Tenaga Nasional Berhad. For more information on Malaysia at EXPO 2017, visit http://www.greenfuturemalaysia.com or www.facebook.com/EXPO17Malaysia