ALOR SETAR, May 16 - The RM36 billion Sungai Limau Hydrocarbon Hub (Sulihh) project in Yan near here has stalled due to technical and financial problems, said Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.
Responding to criticisms from Gerakan, he said the state only provided a site while the capital would come from developers.
"The state government did not make an open tender for we do not have the money. Had we opened the tender, the state government would have to spend money.
"Although the deadline given to Merapoh (Merapoh Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd) had lapsed, we have not shelved the project. Now we wait. If (Merapoh) comes back, we will revive the project.
"And if other companies flushed with money are interested (to invest), they are welcome. But they have to seek approval from the National Physical Development Council first as the project was initially approved to Merapoh," he said after chairing the state executive council meeting here Wednesday. - BERNAMA
Mukhriz Doubts Sulihh Project Will Take Off
SINTOK, April 6 (Bernama) -- International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir has doubts on the Sungai Limau Hydrocarbon Hub (Sulihh) project in Yan, Kedah.
He does not see the RM35 billion project taking off since no discussion has taken place between the Kedah government and his ministry towards realising it.
"Any project considered big or mega at the state level will surely involve Miti (International Trade and Industry Ministry) or its agency, Mida (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), so that its implementation runs smoothly."
Kerajaan Kedah bakal meneruskan Projek
KEDAH, 1 APRIL (tvpas)-Kerajaan Kedah bakal meneruskan Projek Zon Industri Petroleum Yan, yang melibatkan pembinaan paip gas sepanjang 300km dari Yan hingga ke Bachok, Kelantan. Projek berkenaan walaubagaimanapun tidak melibatkan perpindahan penduduk, sebaliknya menggunakan system penambakan bagi menjayakan projek berkenaan.