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Asian Supply Base told to step up role
Published on: Monday, December 18, 2023
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Asian Supply Base told to step up role
Hajiji having a light chat with some of the ASB personnel during the briefing.
CHIEF Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor called on Asian Supply Base (ASB) management to enhance its involvement in the oil and gas sector, emphasising the need to meet Petronas’ target of 30 per cent participation from Sabah companies.

Hajiji, who was on his inaugural working visit to ASB in Labuan on Dec 8, said he was concerned about the current level of participation.

“We must ensure we achieve the 30 per cent target and be able to maximise opportunities in the oil and gas industry, especially with the Sipitang Oil and Gas Industrial Park reaching near full capacity on the mainland,” he said at the ASB performance and expansion plan briefing.

Also attended the briefing were Labuan Corporation Chairman Senator Tan Sri Anifah Aman and Sabah State Secretary Datuk Seri Sr. Safar Untong.

Hajiji said ASB, a Sabah government-linked company under the Sabah Energy Corporation (SEC), must diversify its business within the oil and gas sector.

Key initiatives in ASB’s pipeline include the construction of a crew change facility for sign-on and sign-off activities, serving as the customs, immigration and security processing centre for workers entering Sabah waters, and the proposed expansion of the quay wharf estimated to cost RM240 million.

The Chief Minister’s call to intensify efforts aligns with the broader objective of fostering increased local participation in the thriving oil and gas industry. 

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