Sabah geothermal power plant project found abandoned, Dewan Rakyat told

Sabah geothermal power plant project found abandoned, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR,. The country’s first geothermal power plant project in Sabah which should be operational by December 31 2017, is now found abandoned and overgrown with weeds, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said based on her visit to the site of the project which was implemented on July 2 2015, the plant was found not showing any progress.

“For example, drilling has stopped in the third quarter of 2016 and slim hole had been closed…all cabins and drilling equipment are no longer at the site, no workers were found there and the area is covered with overgrowth,” she said during Ministers’ Question Time.

She was replying to the original question by Chan Foong Hin (PH-Kota Kinabalu) who wanted the government to state the status on the construction of the power plant in Apas Kiri, Tawau.

The project which was developed by Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd appeared to have stopped operation and therefore on August 29 2018, the government through the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) decided to cancel the approval given. — Bernama