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What is SCORE?

The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) is one of five economic development corridors created by the Federal Government of Malaysia as part of its plan to stimulate investment-led growth in traditionally rural areas. SCORE spans an area of more than 100,000km², about 80% of Sarawak, which extends from the central region to the northern region of Sarawak. SCORE leverages on abundant clean renewable energy (hydro-electric power) and natural resources to drive energy-intensive industries and attract other investments into the area.

SCORE areas in Sarawak

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Why Choose Score?

Renewable Energy

Sarawak’s renewable energy has long been recognised as a major asset. The abundance of inexpensive, clean renewable hydroelectric power is a key competitive advantage, especially for energy-hungry industries like aluminium, steel, fertilisers and cement.

Bakun Hydroelectric Dam

Bakun HEP is located on the Batang Balui, the upper course of the Rajang River, approximately 37km upstream of Belaga town. It has an installed generation capacity of 2,400MW (firm energy of 1,771MW). Bakun Concrete Faced Rock-fill Dam holds up a large reservoir with a surface area of 695km and a catchment area of 14,750km2. The Bakun HEP Plant has been operational since 2011. The plant is the largest power generation in Sarawak and supports the SCORE initiative in Samalaju Industrial Park for energy intensive heavy industries.

Murum Hydroelectric Dam

Murum HEP is located on the Murum River in the Upper Rajang River basin, 200km from Bintulu. It is designed to produce 635MW (constant) and 944MW (peak) from a 2,750 sq km catchment area feeding a 270 sq km reservoir. The Murum HEP Plant has been fully operational since the mid-year of 2015.

Baleh Hydroelectric Project

Baleh HEP is located on the Baleh River, about 105km upstream from its confluence with the Rejang River in the Kapit Division. Baleh HEP is a 225m high Concrete Faced Rockfill Dam (CFRD), with a capacity of 1,285 MW is expected to come onstream in 2026.

Human Capital

Sarawak has motivated and trainable multilingual workforce. Sarawak maintains an excellent standard of education centered around high-quality schools, colleges, polytechnics and universities. Efforts to develop Sarawak’s human capital have been put into place to support and meet the needs of industrial employers in SCORE.

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Tax & Incentives

Both the federal and state governments provide a range of tax and incentives for investors within the SCORE region. The Federal tax and incentives include pioneer status tax exemptions, investment tax allowance and more. The Sarawak Government provides additional incentives such as competitive land prices, electricity tariffs and water rates.

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Strategic Location

Sarawak is located at the crossroads of Southeast Asia. Its geographical location is emerging as a profitable investment hub offering cost-competitive advantages with good transportation linkages with major economies such as China, Singapore and Australia nearby.

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Land Availability

SCORE covers an area of approximately 100,000km2 which spans from the central region to the northern region of Sarawak, with emerging growth nodes in Tanjung Manis, Mukah, Tunoh, Baram, Limbang & Lawas.

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Natural Resources

Rich in both metallic and non-metallic mineral resources such as silica sand, kaolinitic clay and coal, Sarawak offers enormous potential for value-added processing. Its vast reserves of natural resources promise great opportunities in the field of biotechnology while forest resources may yet prove to be a major source of discovery. There is strong potential for investment in petroleum, petrochemical, agricultural, bio-tech and forestry.

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Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP)

Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) is designed as a hub for energy-intensive industries to invest in Sarawak. It is the biggest industrial park in East Malaysia, taking up over 8,000ha and located 60km away from Bintulu town. SIP features a modern deep-sea port that can handle bulk and liquid cargoes, with a total berth capacity of 18 million tonnes per annum. In terms of land availability, there are 1,270.30ha of land lots remaining.

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