He said this when met by reporters after accompanying a delegation from the Malaysian Water Association (MWA) and the International Water Association (IWA) on a courtesy visit to the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here, today this. Also present were Sarawak's Deputy Minister of Utilities and Telecommunications, Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahman Junaidi and MWA President, Dr. Ir Mohammad Asari Daud. Commenting further, Julaihi said that if the right to bid is successfully owned by Sarawak, it will see the Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) selected as the venue.
He explained that the selection of the BCCK was right because it was able to accommodate 10,000 delegates from 80 to 100 countries who attended the biennial conference. "In terms of logistics, if we look at accommodation and so on, we have sufficient hotel facilities.
"This is added to the hotel facilities that will be developed in the near future. We must have sufficient logistics to organize this international conference," he said. Julaihi added that the results of the bid will be known on September 16 next in France. – TVS
Sarawak is listed as the host of the 2028 World Water Congress and Exhibition
KUCHING, 13 July: Sarawak is listed along with Brazil to host the World Water Congress and Exhibition in 2028.
According to Sarawak's Minister of Utilities and Telecommunications, Datuk Julaihi Narawi, currently a delegation from the International Water Association (IWA) is in the state to conduct a final assessment to be forwarded to the selection committee.
"The IWA delegation is here for a few days to assess Sarawak's ability and suitability to host.
"Based on the bid made by Persatuan Air Malaysia (MWA), we are confident that Sarawak has a chance especially now that we are in the final stages of the selection, which is either Kuching City or Sao Paulo, Brazil as the host in 2028," he said.