Malaysia: Gua Musang hydroelectric projects to comprise 20k+ of flooded areas

JUNE MOH New Straits Times 23 Mar 17;

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed Lebir Hydroelectric Power Development Project in Gua Musang, Kelantan, will have a total flooded area of 15,400 hectares, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Johnity Ongkili said today.

Ongkili (BN-Kota Marudu) said the total area to be flooded is based on Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB)’s feasibility study.

“The government is still studying the proposal to build a dual-function Lebir dam, which will act as a flood mitigation project, as well as an electricity generator,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.

Another dam, the Nenggiri Hydroelectric Power Development Project, which is located in the same district, will have a total flooded area of 5,834 hectares.

“The feasibility study on this project was conducted by TNB. At this juncture, TNB is conducting the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), design and engineering studies of the dam,” he said.

Ongkili was replying to questions from Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (PAS-Bachok) on latest studies on the Lebir and Nenggiri dam projects, and the total area to be flooded for the two projects.

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