Malaysia’s Kuching Province premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that the city of Sarawak is to host the International World Water Congress and Exhibition in 2028.
“I am happy to announce that Sarawak has made history for Malaysia and Asia. Sarawak has been selected to host the International World Water Congress and Exhibition in 2028, after presenting its bid for the event at Bordeaux, France,” the premier said. He was speaking at the national-level Malaysia Day celebration at Stadium Perpaduan.
“This is another significant milestone especially during our 60th Malaysia Day celebration which all Malaysians can be proud of,” he added.
Abang Johari said this world congress would enable Sarawak to position itself as a regional hub for sustainability and innovation in the global water industry.
He also said the congress would bring greater economic outcomes as the congress will attract 10,000 participants from 80 countries.
“This world congress is a legacy that will spearhead regional collaboration for Asean,” the premier said.
Abang Johari also noted that the congress would be held at the newly expanded Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. The 2024 IWA congress will be held in Toronto, in 2026 it goes to Glasgow and in 2030 to Sao Paulo.