Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem will officiate at the Petronas Outstanding Vendor Award (OVA) ceremony at a leading hotel here today.
The award is a recognition accorded by Petronas to 13 of its contractors for their exemplary performance in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), reliability, responsiveness and respectability.
Petronas will also hold a symbolic presentation of contract award to 80 local contractors who have won contracts from Petronas operating units in Sarawak such as Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd and Asean Bintulu Fertiliser Sdn Bhd in the first quarter of this year.
In building a pool of qualified and credible service providers, Petronas is also organising a briefing entitled, ‘Oil & Gas Business Overview & Procurement Governance’ for more than 300 local contractors registered with Unit Pendaftaran Kontraktor & Juruperunding (UPKJ) Sarawak’s at the event.
As custodian of the nation’s hydrocarbon resources and Sarawak’s partner in the development of its oil and gas reserves, Petronas remains committed to ensure that Sarawak and its people will benefit directly and indirectly from the industry.
The national oil company also strives to inspire and empower society wherever it operates through sustainable initiatives which focus on education, capability building and the environment.
In Sarawak, Petronas has made significant CSR contributions that have brought tremendous benefits to the state and its people. For instance, the marine conservation project known as Beacon Project implemented by its subsidiary Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd at Similajau National Park in Bintulu has helped to conserve, protect and regenerate marine life at the park.
The company has also carried out various education, capability and community outreach programmes in Sarawak. Recently, it committed an additional sum of RM50 million for 11 more CSR programmes to be implemented in the state in collaboration with the relevant state agencies in the next 5 years.
Apart from that, Petronas is also intensifying its effort to help Sarawak produce more knowledge and skilled workers needed to realise its aspiration of becoming an industrialised state. It will collaborate with the local government to improve education and develop human capital.
Under this collaboration, Petronas will contribute up to RM420 million over a period of five years to implement education and human resource development programmes and facilities across the state.