SHAH ALAM, 3 Dec 2008: Selangor state government has acquired and gazetted an area in Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)’s Central Area Reinforcement (CAR) project.
“Now, TNB and the government only have to negotiate with residents at Kampung Sungai Terentang to continue with the project,” Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim told reporters after chairing the state executive council meeting here today.
He hoped the Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor would personally meet the Kampung Sungai Terentang residents so that work on the project could continue.
Khalid said the state government had also proposed an alternative route at Kampung Sungai Samak and Taman Tun Perak for the grid, because there are not many people there, and process to gazette the route was in progress.
The Selangor government suggested that TNB used underground cables for the project as it would not involve land acquisition, and to allow the residents to stay there.
The CAR project, costing RM400 million, was hampered due to protest by 20 families affected by its implementation.
TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh had previously expressed concern if the project could not be completed as it could result in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and most areas in the south of the west coast of the peninsula to have no electricity supply for three to four months.
About 98% of the project is completed and the unfinished work involves the installation of four towers to channel electricity to almost 6.5 million households. — Bernama