BDA’s strategic plan will reposition Bintulu into a smart, liveable city
Posted on : 17 Jan 2024  Source of News: The borneo Post

BINTULU Development Authority (BDA) celebrates its 45th anniversary this year with reflections on its Strategic Plan 2024-2030 transformative chapter.

Yakup (right) briefs Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg on the Jepak Jaya development master plan project.

Its general manager Datu Muhamad Yakup Kari said BDA, which serves a dual function as a local authority and a one-stop development agency, is receptive to changes and new directions which will bring forth development and investment opportunities for Bintulu.

Comprising three districts namely Bintulu, Tatau and Sebauh, Bintulu Division has an administrative area of 12,752.12 kilometres square and a total population of 266,200 people.

There are two main industrial hubs in Bintulu – Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) which is one of the growth nodes under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) for high energy intensive industries; and Petrochemical Industrial Park (PIP) in Tanjung Kidurong which will serve as the main industrial area for the petrochemical industry in Sarawak.

During the Malaysia Urban Forum 2023 programme held in Kuching recently, Yakup said it is important for BDA to be rebranded in order to remain relevant in the era of technological advancements and in addressing pressing environmental concerns.

“Bintulu is poised to be a green industrial hub due to its good geographical location and natural resource abundance,” he said.

“Eighty-five per cent of Sarawak’s total gas reserves, which is about 42.3 trillion standard cubic feet, is situated offshore Bintulu, with the latest being the Rosmari Marjoram Gasfield and Lang Lebah Gasfield.

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