On 17 Septermber 2019, YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar, the Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources and his delegates visited SBC. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by the Sarawak Biodiversity Council Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot and SBC staff.
A brief presentation was given to familirize the delegates on SBC's core functions and achievements. Future research collaborations were also discussed during the visit.
SBC received a visit by the delegates from Spice and Beverage Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Science (CATAS), Xinglong Tropical Botanical Garden, Waning, Hainan, China on 13 September 2019.
Welcoming Mr Koichi Wada, the Advisor for Natural Gas Group, Tokyo, Mitsubishi Corporation on his visit to SBC and also to wish him a happy retirement with a traditional dance. He also got the chance to check on the tree (Artocarpus odoratissimus) he planted during his previous visit to SBC before proceeding to a follow-up discussion on algae cultivation facility.
Date: 21 May 2019
Date: 4 May 2019, Saturday
Venue: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching
We are honoured to have Mr Motoki Ito who visited us on March 4, 2019, to introduce his successor, Mr Minuro Aizawa who will be the General Manager of Energy Business Group, Mitsubishi Corporation (Tokyo).
Besides visiting the newly completed algae cultivation facility, Mr Motoki had a chance to check on the tree he planted back in 2017 while Mr Minuro Aizawa had planted a tree, Canarium odonthophyllum Miq. which is also locally known as "Dabai".
We hope both trees planted by our visitors will grow to be the giants of the rainforest in the future.
On 18 March 2019, we had a great discussion with Sarawak Energy Resources (SER)Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) on potential rehabilitation projects, algae as renewable energy and community CSR programmes. The team from SER was led by Mr Alvin Lim Khiok Leong and together with his colleagues.
We hope that the discussion and visit will give some good insights towards their projects and perhaps working together with us in the future.