Bintulu was still Sarawak’s fastest growing town and poised to enjoy even greater growth once major projects under the SCORE initiatives started, according to Tan Sri Taib Mahmud, Sarawak Chief Minister on Wednesday.

Taib delivering keynote address at Bintulu Development Authority Conference (BINDAC) 2009 at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Bintulu on Wednesday Feb 4.

Taib delivering keynote address at Bintulu Development Authority Conference (BINDAC) 2009 at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Bintulu on Wednesday Feb 4.

Major projects under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiatives such as aluminium smelter plant in Samalaju (formerly Simalajau) and the building of a dedicated port in Samalaju (formerly Simalajau) would create a new industrial township.

“SCORE’s kind of development will definitely attract a lot of investors that would spur Bintulu development according to Taib.

Taib added, Bintulu population is still growing at the rate of 5 percent annually and enjoyed high economic growth of 7 percent (GDP) yearly.

In fact, according to the chief minister, Bintulu has benefited the most from being part of Malaysia.

Taib was delivering his keynote address at the opening of Bintulu Development Authority Conference (BINDAC) 2009, at ParkCity Everly hotel, Bintulu on Wednesday.

The Sarawak chief minister also said, there will be a railway system to build linking Bintulu to Mukah and Tanjung Manis – the other major towns within the SCORE region.