Sarawak will host IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in 2028, announced Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, and said that this proves that Malaysia, and Sarawak in particular, has significantly contributed to the Asian region. “I am happy to announce that Sarawak has made history for Malaysia and Asia. Sarawak has been selected to host the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in 2028 after presenting its bid for the event at Bordeaux, France. Indeed, this is another significant milestone, especially during our 60th Malaysia Day celebration, which all Malaysians can be proud of,” he said at this year’s national-level Malaysia Day celebration at Stadium Perpaduan.

Elaborating further, Abang Johari believes that this world congress will enable Sarawak to position itself as a regional hub for sustainability and innovation in the global water industry. And added that the congress will bring greater economic outcomes, attracting 10,000 participants from 80 countries, and leave “a legacy that will spearhead regional collaboration for ASEAN.”

The congress will be held at the newly expanded Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).