The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy or simply known as SCORE, is one of
the five regional development corridors being developed throughout the
country. SCORE is a major initiative undertaken to develop the Central
Region and transform Sarawak into a developed State by year 2020. It aims to
achieve the goals of accelerating the State's economic growth and
development, as well as improving the quality of life for the people of
The core of the corridor is the energy resources, particularly hydropower
(28,000 MW), coal (1.46 billion tones), and natural gas (40.9 trillion
square cubic feet) found abundantly within the Central Region. This will
allow Sarawak to price its energy competitively and encourage investments in
power generation and energy-intensive industries that will act as triggers
for the development of a vibrant industrial development in the corridor.
Tanjung Manis, Mukah, Samalaju, Baram and Tunoh have been selected as the
five New Growth Nodes, with the aim of focusing investment efforts within
the corridor. The selection of these New Growth Nodes is a key element of
the corridor's strategic development plan. The Mukah Node will be developed
into a Smart City, and will serve as the nerve centre for the corridor. The
Tanjung Manis Node will be developed into an Industrial Port City and Halal
Hub. The Samalaju Node will become the new Heavy Industry Centre, whereas
Baram and Tunoh will focus on tourism and resource based industries. The
synergy between these five New Growth Nodes will drive the development and
growth of the Central Region and Sarawak as a whole. The corridor Secondary
Growth Centres, such as Semop, Balingian, Selangau, Samarakan, Bakun and Nanga Merit also stand to benefit greatly from spatial development of the entire
region, and the development of these New Growth Nodes.
PLANS AND STRATEGIES
SCORE will adopt a 5-prong development strategy:
- Drive priority industries investments towards 3 major growth nodes
along the Corridor – Tanjung Manis (south), Mukah (centre) and Samalaju
- Build a well-designed network of industrial class transport and
communication infrastructure within the Corridor, extended outwards to
systematically open up the hinterland.
- Fast-forward the development of energy supply centering around
currently known feasible hydro power (Murum, Limbang, Baram and Baleh)
and coal deposit sites.
- Accelerate human capital development within the Corridor with new
learning centres and controlled immigration of skilled foreign workers.
- Develop the tourism industry, focusing on the natural attractions of
the Central Region, particularly the lakes upstream of the hydro power
stations and the beaches along the northern part of the Corridor.
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) is managed and promoted by the Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA). RECODA is organised and managed with a clear commercial mindset focused on providing world-class customer service by minimising public service bureaucracy and operating as a one-stop agency for investors.