The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), continue to attract interests and investments from many foreign investors.
To date, 16 companies with total investment of RM29.1 billion have been approved (issued with manufacturing licenses) in SCORE and are expected to generate more than 15,000 operational employment opportunities.
Out of these, 12 companies with investment totalling RM26.23 billion are located at Samalaju Industrial Park. The remaining 4 companies are located in Mukah (1 company with total investment of RM 0.6 billion) and Tanjung Manis (3 companies with total investment of RM 2.27 billion) respectively.
Press metal Bintulu Bhd and Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd are expected to partially commence their manufacturing operations in Samalaju Industrial Park by end of this year and June 2013, respectively.
Another 3 companies, Pertama Ferroalloys Sdn Bhd, OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd are presently carrying out their site preparatory works.
For other growth nodes, 3 companies, namely, Press Metal Sdn Bhd in Mukah has started production, while Sea Party and Pertanza in Tanjung Manis have commenced their projects.
The Samalaju growth node in SCORE covers an area of 8,800 hectares. 2,447 hectares in Samalaju Industrial Park out of 3,868 hectares for industries have been allocated to investors. the State Government has also approved 231 hectares of land for the SMEs to ensure more local SMEs can participate and benefit from the SCORE projects.