KOTA KINABALU: Sabah World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. On September 24-25, 2019 Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and The Institution of Engineer Malaysia (IEM) held its International Conference and Exhibition : Sabah World Rivers Day at Sutera Harbour Resort, Sabah. The ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, also present at the event State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, Datuk Junz Wong, DID Sabah Director, Datuk Haji Yahiya Awang Kahar, DID Malaysia Deputy Director-General, Datuk Haji Nor Hisham Mohd Ghazali, IEM Sabah Chairman, Dr James Yong Hon Min, and the organising chairperson, Jeffrey Ng Vun Ping, and others.
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