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Operators for plant to be named soon

Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili

KOTA KINABALU:  The operators of the Sandakan 380-Megawatt gas-fired power plant are expected to be named within two weeks time, says Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

He said it depended on the Cabinet as to who the contract would be awarded to.

“The project has already been approved by the Economic Council (EC). Right now, it is only a question of implementation.

“There is also costing that needs to be presented to the Cabinet,” he said when met by reporters at the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Chinese New Year Open House here today.

Under the proposal, gas will be channelled from Tuaran to Sandakan using a piped system, which would pass through several districts, including Kota Belud, Kota Marudu and Beluran to meet the demand for power in Sabah’s east cost.- BERNAMA

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