IPOH: Perak is working with Petronas to get cheaper liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for manufacturers in the state.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali said the move would provide manufacturers with an alternative source of energy to help soften the blow from rising fuel prices.
The state had also met Gas Malaysia to discuss works to lay the pipeline for LPG supply in Perak.
“We will get federal funds to build the pipeline,” he said at the Perak branch of the Federation of the Malaysian Manufacturers Association’s annual dinner here on Wednesday.
State development corporation chief executive officer Datuk Samsudin Hashim said Perak had to switch to LPG because earlier plans to bring in natural gas failed to materialise.
Samsudin said the corporation hoped construction of the pipeline could begin by next year.
He said Chemor and Kanthan had been identified as the first industrial estates to receive LPG supply.