No need for more big dams

Murum dam, which started building in 2008, is now fully operational. The second largest dam in Sarawak is roughly 50 stories height and has the steepest spillway in the world. The 944MW power station was the first dam to be constructed as part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy. ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

SAHABAT Alam Malaysia is gravely concerned with the proposal to proceed with the construction of the Trusan dam in Lawas, Sara­wak, as announced by its Chief Minister on July 21.

The dam has a planned generation capacity of 275 MW. It is one of the 12 hydroelectric projects proposed for Sarawak, which also include the Murum, Baram and Baleh dams. The Murum dam (pic) has already been completed.

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