The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy or SCORE is a country’s major infrastructure project and is one of the five corridor development projects under the Malaysia Ninth Plan (RMK9).
With an aim to be part of a developed state by the year 2020, SCORE is expected to spur Sarawak’s economic growth and development, as well as improving the standard of life of the people in the state. As the name sounds, the energy resources, particularly renewable, will be the backbone of the development, making use of the abundance of hydropower, natural gas and coal.
In a way, with the resources it offers, SCORE presents an attractive investment opportunity from local and international energy players, which in turns helps to create jobs for local job seekers, professionals and labors. To date, more than RM300 billion investment has been pledged.
The setting up of companies in energy and heavy industries will also create a lot of spin off economic activities, especially among the small and medium industry (SMI).
In addition, under the development, the state’s first ever railway project will be embarked to provide an affordable traveling alternative for the people and connect towns which are distant apart.
SCORE spans across the central region of Sarawak, stretching a distance of over 300 km from the coast of Tanjung Manis (Sarikei) up to Similajau (Bintulu). It covers an area of massive 70,000 square km, populated by some 600 thousand of people. The completion of the Sarawak Corridor will change the landscape of remote cities such as Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Mukah and Kapit as well as turning them to major urban centers.