Friday November 12, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR: A former environment adviser to the Sarawak government is fuming over the fact that the impoundment of the Bakun dam has caused low water levels at the Rajang river.
Thus, river travel and tourism have been severely affected in Belaga.
Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit warned that the drop of more than four metres in water levels was a consequence of ignoring downstream needs.
He claimed that Sarawak Hidro, which is fully-owned by the Ministry of Finance Inc., had failed to abide by the requirements stated in the Downstream Environment Assessment study.
Source: The Star