1.5 million job vacancies will be created once the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) infrastructure is running at full capacity.
The figure of 1.5 million is much higher compared to job vacancies to be created in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), which stands at half a million. With such a staggering figure, it may take up to twenty years before it can materialize.
70,000 people will be needed to take up managerial and professional role, 140,000 for technical (engineers and technicians), and the rest will be made up of semi skilled labor and unskilled labor.
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) is a premier infrastructure project aimed to elevate the economy and the standard of life of people in Sarawak, many of whom neglected for long. The state’s milestone is to attain the status of a developed state by the year 2020.
Under the project, initiative will be focused on the generation of renewable energy through natural resources such as hydropower, coal and natural gas. The corridor will span across the Sarawak’s central region, stretching over 300km in distance, and connecting people in remote cities such as Sibu, Sarikei, Bintulu, Mukah and Kapit.
SCORE is one of the five corridor projects under the Malaysia Ninth Plan (RMK9), with the other four being the NCER (North Corridor Economic Region), ECER (East Coast Economic Region), SDC (Sabah Development Corridor), and Iskandar Malaysia.