RM4 milllion wind turbines functioned for only four days
Four wind turbines costing about RM4 million commissioned last year to generate electricity for the villagers of Telok Melano are not functioning anymore.
Village head Mohamad Pahi told reporters on Saturday that the wind turbines functioned for only four days.
“We now have to rely on the generator set to produce electricity for our daily needs and to be in touch with the rest of the world,” he said.
The village head is urging the relevant authority to look into the matter urgently.
“For now, the villagers and I can only say it is a failed technology,” he lamented.
The villagers also urged the authority to look into the possibility of building a new jetty to replace the present one that had collapsed and became unusable by boat operators, who need it to berth their boats for loading and unloading goods and their passengers, who are mainly villagers.
During the weekend, Telok Melano village, located at the southern tip of Sarawak, played host to Kuching Specialist Hospital’s 2012 Community Service Outreach Programme in conjunction with World Nursing Day.
It was graced by Assistant Minister of Public Health Dr Jerip Susil and participated by doctors and staff of Kuching Specialist Hospital, dentists from government hospitals and officers from the National Registration Department.
The main activities held were health screening and assisting the villagers with their national registration and documentation needs.
Telok Melano, a quiet and tranquil village with sandy beaches and clear blue seawater, is about two-hour’s boat ride from the coastal town of Sematan.
The village also runs a homestay programme.
It is home to around 200 people from about 50 families and has a primary school and a police station.
Posted by 4th Man at 08:53