(note : 1 km2 = 100 hectare)
SCORE leverages on the abundance of clean renewable energy, which is hydro-electric power, to drive heavy industries and other investments in the area. It harnesses the state’s strategic advantage in the production of sustainable energy at globally competitive prices.
The Bakun Hydroelectric Plant (HEP), which was commissioned in 2014, generates 2,400 megawatts (MW) of electricity while the Murum HEP, commissioned in 2016, generates 944MW of electricity.
The proposed Baleh HEP, which is expected to be constructed by 2025, will generate 1,285MW of electricity.
Current projections indicate that SCORE customers will require 6,000MW by 2030, while residential, retail and commercial demand in Sarawak will call for another 2,000 MW. Combined with energy generated by coal, diesel and gas, hydropower will supply enough energy to support the state’s rapid growth beyond 2030 and also provide electricity for export to overseas markets.
Sarawak has a multicultural population of about 2.8 million, according to 2019 national census estimates, with English and Bahasa Malaysia as the common languages.
The state is home to 27 ethnic groups. This tropical paradise boasts not only the centres of biodiversity, but also sources of work talent.
The Sarawak government’s policy is to prioritise employment opportunities. In addition to tertiary education, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) serves as a driver to produce local skilled workers to help fill the manpower gaps needed under skills-based employment.
SCORE’s objective is to create 2.5 million jobs by 2030.
With the diversification of Sarawak’s economy through SCORE, its people have been provided with opportunities to enter into new fields of endeavours and in the process, bringing our human capital to greater heights.