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Bakun Hydroelectric's spillway gates to operate of Friday

The Bakun hydroelectric project's spillway gates is nearing completion along with other relevant work and is set to start operations on Friday.


Hidro managing director Zulkifle Osman explained that the spillway gates, which would remain open for the foreseeable future, are operated slowly so that water level would rise gradually and should not impact the people on or near the Batang Rajang River.

"The water level in Batang Rajang will return to normal, which should ensure that river traffic and other activities connected with the river can return to full operations," he said.

He warned that people should stay away from the immediate vicinity of the spillway as there would be turbulent water flow and eddies.

The project has eight turbine-generators which could produce 2,400 megawatt of electricity once it was fully operational.

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