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August 22, 2012

Why Sarawak government planned to build 12 Damned Dams when Sarawak don’t require so much electricity, afterall Batang Ai and Bakun Damn would be sufficient?

Filed under: Politics Of Development — Pengayau @ 10:36 pm
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Why Sarawak government planned to build 12 Damned Dams when Sarawak don’t require so much electricity, afterall Batang Ai and Bakun Damn would be sufficient?
According to Sarawak State Government lead by the Great Chief Monster, Abdul Taib Mahmud, the answer is SCORE :


The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy or simply known as SCORE, is one of the five regional development corridors being developed throughout the country. SCORE is a major initiative undertaken to develop the Central Region and transform Sarawak into a developed State by year 2020. It aims to achieve the goals of accelerating the State’s economic growth and development, as well as improving the quality of life for the people of Sarawak.

3. What is the Core of SCORE?

The core of the corridor is the energy resources, particularly hydropower (28,000 MW), coal (1.46 billion tonnes), and natural gas (40.9 trillion square cubic feet) found abundantly within the Central Region. This will allow Sarawak to price its energy competitively and encourage investments in power generation and energy-intensive industries that will act as triggers for the development of a vibrant industrial development in the corridor.


Private investments in priority industries and their associated downstream value-added economic activities will be the primary force behind the growth and development of the Sarawak Corridor.

Chief among the priority industries will be the energy-intensive industries to provide the trigger investments and form the early anchor for an advanced industrial base to be built in the Corridor. Many other opportunities will also exist to broaden the industrial and economic base in the Corridor and they include resource-based industries and many other modern services. Supported by investments in basic infrastructure development such as roads, airports, ports and power supply, they lay the very foundation of widespread and sustainable development in the Corridor and beyond.


Five-Prong Development Strategy for the Corridor

The Sarawak Corridor will adopt a 5-prong development strategy:

Drive priority industries investments towards 3 major growth nodes along the Corridor – Tanjung Manis (south), Mukah (centre) and Similajau (north).

Build a well-designed network of industrial class transport and communication infrastructure within the Corridor, extended outwards to systematically open up the hinterland.

Fast-forward the development of energy supply centering around currently known feasible hydro power (Murum, Limbang, Baram and Baleh) and coal deposit sites.

Accelerate human capital development within the Corridor with new learning centres and controlled immigration of skilled foreign workers.

Develop the tourism industry, focusing on the natural attractions of the Central Region, particularly the lakes upstream of the hydro power stations and the beaches along the northern part of the Corridor.

6. Ten Priority Industries

Priority industries are industries that will have the highest economic impact on Sarawak and should be given priority focus in marketing planning, investment promotion and physical development planning. These 10 priority industries are:

Aluminum Industry

Glass Industries

Steel Industries

Oil-based Industry

Palm Oil Industry

Fishing & Aquaculture Industry

Livestock Industry

Timber-based Industry

Marine Engineering

Tourism Industry


2008-2015 Laying the Corridor foundation

Build critical mass and momentum to trigger development
Implement high priority infrastructure projects
Grab high priority trigger projects

2016-2020 Towards Vision 2020

Aim development efforts to align with Vision 2020
Ensure growth and development of Corridor by
building industrial value chains
Develop R&D capabilities

2021-2030 Corridor Fruition

The eventual period required to bring the Corridor to full fruition
R&D to sustain the economy
More internally generated investments


The impact of initiatives carried out within the corridor will include achieving the goal of balanced development, and a general improvement in income levels and quality of life in the State.

The development within the corridor will generate vast economic, business and employment opportunities and will also lead to the development of infrastructure, utilities, infrastructure, and social amenities.


  1. Three other pillars have been launched over the past year. They are the 1Malaysia, the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) to strengthen public services in the National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) and the 10th Malaysia Plan 2011-2015, the economic blueprint that will set the tone of the whole country development over the next five years. It contains the new policy directions, strategies and programmes all targeted enabling Malaysia to emerge as a developed high-income nation.

    Comment by gold account — August 23, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

  2. This allows Sarawak to price its energy competitively and encourage investments in power generation and energy-intensive industries that will stimulate strong industrial development in the corridor.

    Comment by gold price — August 29, 2012 @ 11:33 am | Reply

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