Sarawak government has decided for now to put on hold the controversial Baram hydroelectric dam in Baram, Miri, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
He said this was because the people in Baram did not welcome the project.
The Baram dam is one of the 12 dams that the state plans to develop and is capable of producing 1,200MW of power.
“We will proceed with the implementation of the Baleh Dam in Kapit instead as the people there support the project,” he said when launching this year’s state-level Civil Service Day celebrations in Kuching.
Adenan said the people of Baram would have themselves to blame if they complained of the lack of development which mega projects like the dam could bring to their areas. – Bernama