May 21, 2008 · Btu.Org
Once completed, these hydro powers will generate a whooping 25,000 MW reported Eastern Times in a special tribute to Sarawak Chief Minister's 72nd birthday today. Murum dam expected to commence by the second quarter of the year will generate at least 944 MW.
Other 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 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's most polluted place on earth - I predict. How will Similajau National Park in particular and tourism in general fit into this and thrive?from BTU.Org