KUCHING, July 13 (Bernama) -- Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), the utility arm of

Sarawak state government, is confident of securing 80 per cent competency

certification for its technicians by year-end.

Its head of chief executive officer office, Zuraimy Kushaili, said the key

performance indicator set by the board of directors required SEB to meet 50 per

cent target this year.

"As of today, over 50 per cent of the technicians are certified. At this

current rate, we can even achieve 80 per cent competency certification for the

technicians at the end of the year," he said at the signing of memorandum of

understanding (MOU) with Pusat Latihan Proaktif (PLP) here today.

State Minister of Public Utilities, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan,

witnessed the signing of the MOU.

Zuraimy said SEB was pleased to have the MOU with PLP to share the resources

and manpower to run more competency courses for SEB staff and the public in the

long term.

"The MOU primarily will benefit SEB to achieve the KPI on meeting the

competency certification requirements for SEB technicians," he said.

Earlier, Awang Tengah hoped that the MOU would pave the way for the

successful collaboration that would benefit both parties and the electrical

industry in the state.

"The MOU is a positive direction of a mutual strategic collaboration," he


PLB chief executive officer, Dr Bernard Tan Abdullah, said the MOU would

enhance the capability and intellectual development towards educational and

training programmes, especially in real hands-on training. -- BERNAMA


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