PAPAR: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said a RM4-billion hydroelectric dam will be built in Ulu Padas, Tenom, as a long-term solution to the water shortage in Sabah. 

To be launched in October, he said the dam expected to be completed in 2027 will have a capacity of 6,000 million litres daily.

“It is a joint-venture project between the State Government through Sabah Energy Corporation and the private sector,” he said after launching the Phase II Kogopon Water Treatment Plant project, here, yesterday, according to a statement.

The State Government is also currently conducting a feasibility study on the Papar or Kaiduan Dam as another long-term solution to the water shortage problem and to cater for the needs of investors, he said.

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