December 09, 2011 16:06 PM
Melaka-Sumatera Power Line Project Creates Strategic Partnership - Chief Minister
By Noor Azmi Hamdan
MEDAN, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the RM1.2 billion electrical cable project near Telok Gong, Alor Gajah, would create a strategic partnership in energy usage between his state and Sumatera.
He said the project that involves a collaboration between Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and Indonesia's PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), had been agreed upon by the two parties last year.
It would be implemeted in two phases with the first scheduled to commence in 2014 and completed three years later, he told reporters after the 8th Governor and Chief Minister Forum in conjunction with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Conference here.
Under phase one, the project would generate up to 300MW of power while phase two 600MW, he said.
"It's one of the master plan programmes between Melaka and Sumatera, and through this collaboration, we don't need to build many electric generating stations because the two regions can share electrical power," he said.