Kuala Lumpur: The gas-powered plant in Sabah needs to be developed quickly to ensure a stable electricity supply throughout the State, said Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) Chief Executive Officer/President, Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh. He said Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has appointed TNB a technical consultant for the 300-megawatt project.
Che Khalib said this when asked to comment on Petronas President Tan Sri Hassan Merican's statement it was discussing with TNB the requirements to set up a gas-powered plant in Sabah.
"I think what is important for us is to make sure we can quickly set up the power plant in the east coast of Sabah. "This is necessary for Sabah. And it is a good contribution by Petronas to make sure that whatever gas they extract from Sabah be used for generation of electricity for the west coast," he told reporters after attending TNB's Deepavali Open House, here, Monday.
He said it was risky to place all the power plants in the west coast and transfer the power to the east as suggested by many. "What we don't want is when there is power trip in the east coast there is no backup at all," he said. Che Khalib said TNB has deferred plans to build its new corporate headquarters to meet the needs of its expanding operations.
"Things are difficult now. We are deferring, definitely until things get better," he said.
The new headquarters would be sited next to its current headquarters in Jalan Bangsar.
The new building is expected to enable the utility firm to save on rentals as its operations are scattered all over the place.- Bernama.
Still.. the oppositions think differently. They always say the BN govt doing nothing for Sabah. And it become more funny when SAPP assemblymen turn this issue as their `hasil kerja' lawan kerajaan persekutuan. So...now, SAPP and UPKO will fight against each other to claim the prizes.
To all the SAPP people, open your eyes.. look around you, where are you people want to go with leader like YONG TECK LEE/ERIC MAJIMBUN and CHUA BUMBUM??
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