KUCHING: The Sarawak government has decided to shelf the controversial Baram hydroelectric power dam in Baram, Miri, says Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic).
He said this was because the people in Baram did not welcome the dam, which was capable of producing 1,200 megawatts of power and one of the 12 dams that the state had planned to develop.
"We will proceed with the implementation of the Baleh Dam in Kapit instead as the people there support the project," he said when officiating at this year state-level Civil Service Day celebration attended by some 7,500 civil servants from various state and federal departments and agencies.
Adenan said the Baram folks would have themselves to blame if they complaint of the lack of development which mega projects like the Baram Dam could bring in to their areas. - Bernama