Tag: Papar Dam
Large dams cause imbalance to the natural hydrological and ecological system, apart from destroying the lives of the villagers.
About 200 people from NGOs as well as residents from nearby villages gather in a protest which includes a Catholic service.
Moyog assemblyman Jenifer Lasimbang says the Sabah infrastructure development ministry must come up with an official statement, working papers and other reports on the proposed Papar Dam project.
Darell Leiking says Penampang is bigger than Papar constituency but has one state seat less.
Task force questions visit by group on the pretext of looking for durians.
PBS vice-president Johnny Mositun says the actual location seems to keep changing from time to time.
Political secretary to Penampang MP Darell Leiking says state government should not bulldoze its projects through without considering the people’s wishes.
SAPP is concerned that the government made crucial decisions at the Cabinet level without consulting the relevant departments and ministries.
Group says the project will solve the district's water problems and provide much-needed infrastructure.
Penampang PPBM chief John Ambrose says the state government should consider stopping pipe leaks which contribute to 60% loss of water.
Sabah Assistant Law and Native Affairs Minister Jannie Lasimbang says the state government should look at other alternatives to ensure adequate water and power supply.
Save Rivers group says Shafie Apdal failed to take into account the problems of indigenous people affected by the project.
The Sabah chief minister says the dam will cater to the needs of residents and investors.
Joniston Bangkuai says Warisan, DAP and PKR had vigorously campaigned against these projects prior to GE14, exploiting them as their main issues.
Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the multi-billion ringgit project will now be scaled down.
Sabah Environmental Protection Association, Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam and Tanah Dahai say it is a 'betrayal' to Sabahans.
SAPP sec-gen Richard Yong wants ministers who promised to scrap the Tanjung Aru Eco-Development project to explain their silence on the issue.
Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony says the Papar Dam will also be built to ensure adequate water supply for the future.
The Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam says mega projects once condemned by Warisan are now being revived.
The Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam finally gets its chance to meet Chief Minister Shafie Apdal.
NGO says EIA report not in, communities yet to be consulted and yet the Papar Dam construction has already been announced.
PBS also reiterates its call for the dam to be built in its original location.
The 662km gas pipeline from Kimanis Gas Terminal to Sandakan and Tawau costs a total of RM4.06 billion.
UN Special Rapporteur Leo Heller suggests the state government and affected residents amicably discuss all alternatives before making a decision on a water supply system.
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