Awang Tengah (right) during a Zoom meeting with Korean investors.

KUCHING: The appeal of investing in Sarawak has not waned despite the worldwide economic uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Ministry (Mintred) in a statement yesterday, said that South Korean investors had expressed keen interest to invest in the state.

“This morning, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan had a Zoom meeting with South Korean investors who expressed their keen interest to invest RM2.8 billion in Sarawak. 

“He (Awang Tengah) and Mintred have assured the South Korean investors that the ministry would assist them to ensure the successful implementation of their project,” the statement read.

It also said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic along with travel restrictions imposed nationwide, the minister still continued their efforts to promote Sarawak to the world.

Also present during the Zoom meeting were Mintred Assistant Minister Datuk Naroden Majais, permanent secretary Datuk Liaw Soon Eng and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) Sarawak director Redzuan Abdul Rahman.

Joining them were Department of Environment director Hamzah Mohamad, Bintulu Development Authority general manager Rodziah Morshidi as well as representatives from Sarawak Energy Berhad, Mida Seoul, Immigration Department and State Planning Authority.