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Sunday, March 22, 2009

101 East - Fight the power

The Malaysian state of Sarawak plans to build 12 new hydro-electric dams along the state's waterways, saying the projects will create jobs, provide cheap renewable energy and meet the demands of future industrialisation.

The dams are supposed to push the total generating capacity in the state to 7,000MW by 2020, an increase of more than 600 per cent from the current capacity.

There are plans to expand the aluminium-smelting industry in the state which will need the planned output.

But critics question the sustainability of the project.

101 East - Fight the power - 19 Mar 09 - Part 1

101 East - Fight the power - 19 Mar 09 - Part 2

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