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Solve electricity and water problems

Publication date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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Hajiji said the state government will continue to ensure that issues related to people’s basic needs, especially electricity, water and housing, are resolved. – FMT photos are for illustrative purposes only.

Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the state government will continue to work to ensure that the basic needs of the people, especially issues related to electricity, water and housing, are resolved. He said the state government under his leadership since September 2020 has implemented various initiatives to ensure a more comfortable life for the people.

“We launched the Sabah Energy Roadmap and Master Plan 2040 in September last year to shift away from non-renewable energy sources such as natural gas that depend on Sabah’s river network. Current electricity supply demands can be overcome by accelerating hydropower production to meet the needs of the state’s rapidly growing industries. Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, and biogas will further complement Sabah’s power generation capacity,” he said.

Hajiji said Tenom’s Ulu Padas hydropower project, scheduled to be completed in 2029, will expand power supply and create a more stable power grid by connecting the southern and southeastern parts of Sabah.

He said the project would produce 6 billion liters of water per day and would also help solve water supply shortages in the long term. The project will also be a “game changer” for the country, ensuring a better life for its citizens.

He said that to make water supply more stable, the government has also increased the water supply capacity of Teribon Water Treatment Plants 1 and 2 from 130 million liters to 160 million liters per day, which can supply water. Ta. Northern Kota Kinabalu including Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He said the government has also increased the water supply capacity of the Kogopon water treatment plant in Papar to 80 million liters per day, covering the Papar and Kimanis regions in southern Kota Kinabalu. The project was launched five months ago at a cost of RM385 million and is expected to be completed in 2026. Hajiji said the state government also established its own oil and gas company on December 7, 2021, which he said is SMJ Petroleum Ltd. (now known as SMJ Petroleum Ltd.). As of December 2023, SMJ Energy’s total assets are over RM5 billion. He said that SMJ Energy has a 50% interest in the Samaran Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and a 25% stake in the petrochemical plant (Sabah Ammonia and Urea Plant (Samur)), which will enable SMJ Energy to build a profitable business with strong cash flows. The company said it had acquired high-value oil and gas production assets. After acquiring Sipitan and Sabah International Petroleum Pte Ltd (SIP) in November 2023, it acquired a 10% ownership interest in LNG9, which is operated at the Bintulu LNG complex. “SMJ Energy has also successfully sold crude oil to international oil companies through its 50% stake in Samaran PSC three times in August 2023, October 2023 and January 2024.The total gross proceeds are approximately 3. “We will certainly continue to strive to get more participation rights with Petronas,” he said.

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