BN Stunning Election Score in Sarawak – PM launching RM 334bln SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy); RM5 Bln Allocation & 13 MOUs signed
BN Stunning pre Election SCORE in
It was an unfair pre-election score for BN and it was indeed a “a government ploy to shore up flagging public support” especially in
“When we are facing elections, I would like remind all the people of Sarawak that we have a good Prime Minister, with a good government, with a strong government that is likely to be able to maintain 2/3 majority and to decide on difficult questions”RM 300 billion is a huge amount right up to 2030 and this big development plan will help generate strong economic growth and revenues that will keep the Taib families, associates & all the cronies well taken care of for generations to come.
The recent rise in oil prices has suddenly brought the 2,400-megawatt Bakun into focus. With its cheap tariff rates, another smelter is being planned
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RM5 Billion Government Allocation To Kick Off SCORE In
BINTULU, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Monday announced a RM5 billion allocation for high impact projects that have been identified under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) for the development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
The corridor will be developed in the central region of the state, encompassing 70,700 sq km in the Bintulu, Kapit, Sibu, Mukah and Sarikei divisions, making up 57 percent of
"The spillover benefits from the region's development will be seen in other parts of
According to the SCORE masterplan, the Sarawak Corridor should see investments amounting to RM334 billion, with the federal government accounting for 15 percent of it, from now until 2030.
Abdullah said that to catalyse this development, three growth centres have been identified - Tanjung Manis, Similajau and Mukah.
Tanjung Manis, a port whose hinterland is resource-rich, will become a manufacturing and small industries centre, and he said: "By 2030 we hope it will become an important regional port city." Similajau will be an industrial city underpinning a new industrial centre, housing heavy industries such as oil & gas, aluminium, steel and silica, with a deepwater port also to be built there. Mukah will be an education hub and "
"As high as the hornbill soars, just as high are the hopes of the
The Prime Minister said that with the full implementation of the Score masterplan by 2030, Sarawak will see its gross domestic product (GDP) growing five-fold - from RM23 billion now to RM118 billion, with annual GDP growth pace lifting to seven percent from the current five percent. In this period, 1.6 million high-value job opportunities will be created throughout
By 2010, according to Abdullah, hardcore poverty in
"This is to ensure that our energy resources will be developed in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner," he stressed. Energy resources, especially hydro power of 20,000mw, coal deposits of 1.46 billiion metric tonnes and natural gas deposits of 40.9 trillion cu ft, are readily available in the SCORE region.
Recoda, the Regional Corridor Development Authority, has been set up as a one-stop agency to facilitate all investment activities in SCORE as well as drive the development of the central region and the whole state towards fully developed status by 2020. This is the fifth development corridor that Abdullah has launched to ensure balanced development throughout the country. The others are the Iskandar Development Region in the southern tip of the peninsula, the Northern Corridor Economic Region, the East Coast Economic Region and the
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M'sia trumpets US$103b investments as polls loom
'This is going to be a huge amount. But this is a big development plan. This will help generate strong economic growth for
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M'sia launches last billion-dollar project ahead of polls
Mr Abdullah said the government would spend an initial five billion ringgit (S$2.2 billion) to kickstart the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy, the last of five programmes that form a long term economic blueprint.
He said the project aims to bring economic growth and eradicate poverty in the predominantly rural state of
The area earmarked for development is a 320-kilometre stretch along the coast facing the