Oil palm mills reminded to comply with environment Act
By:Alverdtekoster Anyap
Date:
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KUCHING: Oil palm mills in Sarawak are to fully comply with the Environmental Quality Act, 1974 to prevent water and air pollution.

Department of Environment Malaysia Sarawak Director Hamzah Mohamad delivering his speech. Photo: Ramidi Subari

“There are a total of 85 oil palm mills here, and I hope all will comply with the updated regulations,” said Sarawak Department of Environment (DoE) director Hamzah Mohamad. 

“This year, we aim to have all comply 100 per cent with the Act, especially on water and air pollution.

“Hence, we invited all related parties and stakeholders to attend the Compliance of Oil Palm Mills on Environmental Quality Act, 1974,” he added while officiating the seminar here today.

The seminar involved a series of paper presentations with relevant information about the oil palm industry to assist oil palm mills licensed by Sarawak DoE to comply with the Act.

It was attended by 176 representatives of oil palm mills across Sarawak and environmental consultants.

“This seminar also provides a platform for industry players to share information, explore new technologies in controlling air and water pollution as well as assisting DoE to get feedback from mill operators relating to environmental compliance.”

Ten booths were also set up by environmental consultants and technology providers at the seminar to promote new technologies and innovations to control pollution.

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