Aug 23, 2010

Bakun Hydroelectricity Dam- 20.08.10

Another new experience, i have an opportunity to make a trip along Bakun road. What most interest me is the opportunity to visit the Bakun dam . Bakun Dam is located on the Balui river, a tributary or source of the Rajang River and some sixty KM west of Belaga. It is expected to generate 2,400 megawatts (MW) of electricity once completed. The Bakun Hydroelectric Dam is thesecond highest concrete facedrockfill dam inthe world.
Bakun dam is 207 metres high with a reservoir surface area of nearly 70,000hectares, about the size of Singapore. So much to share...

Bakun road junction, stall of trader selling mostly jungle product by the road side.

Sungai Asap Resettlement scheme.

Long winding road to Bakun. But the view is just fantastic.

Long Urun 30km ahead. Just imagine travelling this unpaved gravel road.

Another Dam above Bakun Dam.

Settlement area at Murun Dam junction.

Palm oil plantation, a common view along Bakun road.

Bakun Dam under construction, in the background picture as high as a mountain.

Junction to Belaga, but unfortunately this stretch of road is not a public road.

1 comment:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Interesting...Is Murun an offshoot of Bakun? Same one or different?

Confusing to the rakyat.

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