KUANTAN: A total of 51 system improvement projects worth RM15.87mil have been implemented by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in Pahang this year.
This included 24 projects costing RM8.91mil in Kuantan alone.
According to TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie, the projects were carried out to ensure smooth development in the state.
There are five long-term system improvement projects in Kuantan district involving Kuantan town, Gebeng (industrial area) and Bandar Indera Mahkota with supply of 33kV expected to be implemented in stages.
The cost is RM50mil and the projects will be fully completed by 2012, he said in his speech at the official opening of Wisma TNB by the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, at Jalan Gambut here recently.
Also present were the Tengku Mahkota of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and TNB chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh.
The 14-storey building houses 350 employees and one of the floors is rented to the National Productivity Centre. It was completed in 2005.
Moggie said that five companies were identified for TNBs main supply project and they were Syarikat Kin Kee Steel and Syarikat Vibrant Waves in Gebeng, Bredero Shaw in Kuantan Port Industrial Area, International Islamic University Malaysia in Bandar Indera Mahkota and Mara Skills Institute in Batu 6, Jalan Gambang.
He said, as a whole, TNB was proud of its achievements, and the publics confidence on the quality of work rendered had increased.
This is reflected in the increased number of electricity supply projects in the state, especially in rural areas.
To date, TNB has received five projects to supply electricity to Kampung Baru in Beserah, Gelugor in Lepar, Tanjung Putus in Panching, Kampung Jarau and Kuala Kenau in Sungai Lembing and Kampung Temai Hilir, an orang asli settlement in Pekan, he added.
The cost involved for the projects was RM2.024mil, Moggie said, adding that TNB had obtained an allocation of RM2.040mil by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.
As the countrys leading utility company, TNB would continue to stay committed in its efforts to provide excellent and quality service to customers, Moggie added.