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Docendo disco, scribendo cogito (I learn by teaching, think by writing)
Friday, September 26, 2008
6,000 homeless for TNB cost saving
Energy, Water and Communication Minister Datuk Shahziman Mansor said just 2% of the Central Area Reinforcement project to upgrade the power transmission grid is held up because the Pakatan Selangor State Govt refuses to force the Kampung Sungai terentang village residents to give up their land for the benefit of TNB.
TNB's plan is to built the grid across the village which will only cost them RM12.2 million and to be completed within 3 months. The alternative route proposed by the Selangor Govt would add another 7km more than the original route and will take 2 years to complete at a cost of RM120 million.
Looking at the facts as above, TNB of course preferred to evict and acquire the land and forced the villages to be homeless but with a promise to compensate them in accordance with the land acquisition law (which may be enough to buy a dog house and a rotten egg).
Make 6,000 homeless citizens who currently have their homes or Spent RM120 million?
Shahziman and TNB agreed that it is still cheaper to make the people homeless!