Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) has identified fifty two (52) dam sites for hydro power projects (including Bakun) for the whole of Sarawak when Malaysia aspires to be fully developed nation in year 2020.
Once completed, these hydro powers will generate a whooping 25,000 MW reported Eastern Times in a special tribute to Sarawak Chief Minister 72nd birthday today. Murum dam expected to commence by the second quarter of the year will generate at least 944 MW.
Another dam sites identified by SEB include Baram (1,000 MW), Metjawan (300 MW), Baleh (1,400) and Limbang (150 MW).
The report said with Sarawak is currently undergoing a second wave of development, demand for electricity will increase in order to attract energy intensive industries.
Government have identified 67 industries for the SCORE corridor, however priority will be given to only 10 industries. These include oil-based, aluminium, metal based including steel, nickel, zinc, gas, tourism, palm oil and timber based industries.
Once these industries start operating – Bintulu will be the world most polluted place on earth – I predict. How will Simalajau National Park in particular and tourism in general fit into this and thriving?