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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How good, SAMUR Project for Sipitang people?

By Haji Amde Sidik

All nice things have been said about the RM4.6million SAMUR (Sabah Ammonia Urea) plant project in Sipitang, which its ground breaking was done by the Prime Minister last month (13/02/2012)

The project is said to be good for Sipitang people.

According to BERNAMA report, SAMUR once fully operational is expected to provide 400 jobs.

It would create economic impact to Sipitang such as agriculture, hotel and catering, plant maintenance and transportations and therefore provide employment for Sipitang community, said General Manager of PETRONAS Regional Office, Labuan, Joseph Podtung

Podtung didn’t elaborate how and what extent of activities that would impact on the agriculture, what will transpire and the like.

My question, why is it a project with such magnitude RM4.6 billion could only provide 400 jobs?

I can only imagine this is very specialised industry in nature, and therefore only need specialised workers, if that is the case, I think Sipitang people isn’t the ultimate beneficiary.

Next how much influence are our YBs in ensuring that people of Sipitang be accommodated into this project,which I’m pretty sure once this project is fully operational, they couldn’t even come nearer to the premises.

We are yet to get the information of the other side of the story of ammonia urea if any.  So far we only knew from reading from other countries that have experienced with ammonia urea, a colourless gas with pungent odour, both caustic and hazardous to health. This could be an issue in the future, which it should be explained to people of today.

Hj Amde Sidik is Deputy President of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP)

65 comments:

  1. Samur=Lynas=Rubbish hazarous to environment and living beings!!!
    What's SAPP next move about it?

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  2. Most jobs will eventually be given to Malayans and foreigners.

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    1. Utamakan penduduk tempatan dalam soal pekerjaan.

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    2. Belia tempatan juga harus bersedia supaya berkelayakan mengisi jawatan kosong.

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    3. Konpom.. Tengok saja itulah yang akan berlaku nanti.

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    4. jangan berfikiran negatif, pasti peluang akan diberikan kepada rakyat tempatan.

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    5. Im sad that some people just anti development or what if they have contrat wth them, im sure they will not comment.Its human nature i suppose.Fikiran pendek.

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    6. Im sad that some people just anti development or what if they have contrat wth them, im sure they will not comment.Its human nature i suppose.Fikiran pendek.

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  3. Change the government!

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    1. Before that, change the vote first. hahhaha

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  4. Tu la... Bila permintaan peribadi tidak dapat, rakyat di batu api... YTL dulu masa jadi CM apa yg dia buat.. 2 tahun jadi CM.. tahun pertama, masuk poket dulu cepat2, tahun kedua, cover semua lobang supaya tidak kedapatan... Nanti jadi CM balik,... masuk poket dulu la... tapi ni kali lama2 pun ok..

    Sekarang kau bising2 la... masa dalam BN ada SAPP bangkit issue rakyat?? IC palsu?? cuma bila kau keluar saja baru mau jadi hero.. Perkara ni bukan berlaku bila kamu keluar BN.

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    1. masa sapp dalam BN dia diam saja, sekarang sudah tiada kuasa semua dia mau bantah.

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  5. When the Samur project is being developed in Sipitang, there will be more efforts to developed the surrounding areas such as better roads, better facilities, better broadband coverage et cetera, et cetera in order for the Samur project to work out, the people would directly and indirectly benefit from the developments there as well. Not to mention the job opportunities before, during and after the Samur plant was set up and the economic benefits to Sabah due to the production and sales of fertilizer.

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    1. Pasti akan memberi manfaat kepada rakyat tempatan terutama mereka yang berada di Sipitang.

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    2. Pasti akan memberi banyak manfaat kepada penduduk Sipitang.

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    3. projek mega ini dapat mempercepatkan lagi pembangunan di sipitang.

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  6. SAPP had their chance during their term as the Sabah government, YTL will not get the people's support the second time roung, Batu Sapi election should be a preview of what is going to happen in the next general election.

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    1. keputusan di Batu Sapi tempoh hari menunjukkan Sapp tidak lagi mendapat sokongan.

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    2. Batu Sapi election is a tester for SAPP, we can see from what had happen, BN's money machinery at its best coupled with Pakatan's backstabbing tactics. BN had won not becoz they win the local people's heart, it is becoz of the Project IC voters that they won.

      As to PKR, there is nothing to celebrate about being the number two, that is becoz of your attack on SAPP rather than the BN, just to get to number 2...what is the point???

      SAPP fought against two giants, the whole BN machinery and the whole Pakatan machinery...all from the peninsular, with lots of money until the Sandakan banks went dry.

      Is this what you call victory???? Everything sucks here!

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  7. We should support the project which I feel somehow will provide opportunites for the people there.

    The local people may not have the specialise skill ,however, I think the factory does need other workers. Also it will be good for the shopkeepers and the local markets...

    Think positive ...

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    1. memang projek ini akan memberikan manfaat kepada penduduk sipitang...SAPP hanya cuba mengelirukan rakyat untuk cuba mendapatkan sokongan rakyat..

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    2. SAPP cuba mau buat isu lagi, jangan cuba mengelirukan rakyat dengan soalan yang tidak masuk akal.

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  8. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    The Sabah Malay Chamber of Commerce of Malaysia (DPMM) sees the RM600 million worth of contracts, to be awarded to local companies in the RM4.6 billion Sabah Ammonia-Urea (Samur) plant project in Sipitang, as a windfall for Sabah people, particularly local contractors and companies.

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    1. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      DPMM president Datuk Awang Buhtamam Ag Mahmun said this was an encouraging sign for local contractors including Sabah DPMM members.

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    2. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      "We believe this project, owned by Petronas Chemicals (PCG) Group Bhd, will certainly provide great opportunities for existing and emerging contractors and suppliers who are keen to participate."

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    3. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      He added that qualified local contractors from all chambers of commerce in Sabah stand to benefit from this project, RM600 million is a huge amount, and of course we thank Petronas for understanding our sentiments in terms of business opportunities.

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    4. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      The new fertiliser complex will have a urea production capacity of around 1.2 million tons a year, making it Southeast Asia''s largest single-train granular urea production facility.

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    5. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of 2012, with commissioning scheduled for 2015.

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    6. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      PCG already operates two urea plants in Bintulu and Gurun, with annual capacity of 750,000 million tons and 683,000 million tons respectively.

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    7. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      The Samur project is expected to increase PCG''s total urea production capacity to 2.6 million tons a year.

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    8. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      Awang Buhtaman said employment opportunies were also expected to arise in tandem with the growth of investment by Petronas in the oil and gas industry,particularly in the Samur project.

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    9. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had recentlty said that the Samur project was expected to create at least 400 jobs for the locals once it was fully operational.

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    11. Anonymous II ver 2.0March 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

      Musa was also quoted as saying that the newly-appointed consortium's associate for the Samur project, Sabah Energy Corporation, would distribute the projects to qualified Sabahan companies or contractors, adding that "the participation of locals in this effort shows that our call has been answered and signifies Petronas' earnestness in giving Malaysians in Sabah opportunities to be players in the oil and gas business."

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    12. Baguslah kalau mampu jana ekonomi dan beri peluang pekerjaan pada penduduk di sekitar sana. Harap apa yang dikatakan betul2 berlaku.

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  9. Ni SAPP cakap saja hak rakyat Sabah.. dulu kau BN juga ba tapi apa kau ada buat?.. Jadi pembangkang bukan pasal pertahankan hak rakyat tapi agenda persendirian...

    Kalau kau jadi Boss,.. you have never proven that you are a capable of good governance.. you could be worst...

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  10. SAMUR juga akan meningkatkan pertumbuhan ekonomi sabah.

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    1. Tu sudah semestinya, segala kemudahan dan infrastructure pasti akan diselenggara dengan baik.

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    2. memang dijangkakan projek ini akan memberikan sumbangan dari sudut ekonomi kepada negeri Sabah dan daerah Sipitang.

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  11. mungkin sekarang belum nampak lagi, tapi pada akan datang kita akan nampak kebaikan projek SAMUR ini dilaksanakan di sipitang..

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    1. Kebaikan itu pasti akan terpampang depan mata asalkan tidak ada pihak yang sengaja menjahanamkan projek ini.

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    2. Kan sekarang masih dalam pembinaan lagi, jadi belum nampak lagi, saya percaya projek ini pasti akan berjaya dan membantu membangunkan ekonomi Sabah.

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  12. SAPP nampaknya seperti anti-pembangunan dan cemburu dengan pencapaian kerajaan...

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  13. SAPP sudah kehabisan isu untuk dipolitikkan demi agenda tersembunyi mereka...

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    1. Biasalah politi kan. Semua pun cari bahan untuk jatuhkan atau burukkan pihak lain. huhu

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    2. tiada guna SAPP buat bisng pasal Samur, rakyat tau projek tersebut memberi manfaat kepada mereka.

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    3. Inipun SAPP mau buat isukh? terang2 ini memberi banyak kebaikan kepada Negeri Sabah.

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  14. Its increase state revenue. Good luck.

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  15. Ini medorong perkembangan ekonomi tempatan juga.

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  16. Kontraktor tempatan juag turut bermanfaat dengan projek besar-besaran yang dijalankan.

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  17. Project besar-besaran seharus memberi lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan.

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  18. Petronas projects will cost billions and will not only boost Sabah's oil and gas industry but also generate employment and spin-off opportunities for the rakyat.

    Petronas' mega projects in Sabah are not just about providing opportunities but also require the readiness of the local industry to fully grab them.

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  19. Ammonia can also be used for various end applications such as textiles, melamine and adhesives, creating opportunities for enterprising Sabahans to venture into these businesses.

    This in turn will create more jobs and spur greater economic activity.

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  20. projek Samur bernilai RM4.6 billion dan merupakan antara projek terbesar di Asia Tenggara. pasti pelbagai peluang pekerjaan akan wujud hasil pelaksanaan projek yang menjurus kepada pembangunan ekonomi tersebut.

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  21. Well this is indeed a good news to everyone of us, especially the Sabahans.

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  22. Hopefully its really can help to develop industry in Sabah.

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  23. We should support this effort as it is for our own good.

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  24. projek ini akan memberikan manfaat ekonomi dan juga akan menjadikan sipitang sebagai tumpuan dan menjadi lebih membangun.

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  25. More oppotunity will provide for this project. The Samur Project is expected to require some 3,000 to 4,500 workers particularly at the peak of the construction of the complex.

    Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also called on the people of Sabah not to miss out on the spillover opportunities that the project will offer. “We have no plans to turn this world-scale factory an “island” away from the local people.

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  26. Good news for Sabahan that the SAMUR project. RM4.5 billion Ammonia Urea Sabah (SAMUR) Petronas project here as signifying a new era for Sabah and its people.

    “The Samur Project is not an ordinary project. It is a world scale project that will be built here in Sipitang.

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  27. Jika kita lihat sendiri pun memang projek ini memberikan kebaikan kepada eknomi Sipitang pada akan datang. Ini akan dapat membangunkan kawasan teresebut untuk terus maju.

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  28. hasil perusahan sabah di bawah ke semenanjung,oleh sbb itu rkyat sbah brhijrah ke semnanjung utk mndpatkn hsil itu.dgn pmbgunan di sipitang itu akan bleh rkyat mnyalurkan tenaga utk memajukan ekonomi,dan di harap ia kekal dan berterusan agar rakyat kita tdak lg brhijrah ke semenanjung utk mnyalurkan tenaga mahir mereka..biarlah ia jd satu matlamat yg kekal dan tdak ada lg mnganggur krana ketiadaan pekerjaan..

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  29. bila tidak ada projek di Sabah, dia akan cakap kerajaan gagal membangunkan ekonomi Sabah.. bila ada projek di Sabah, dia pertikaikan pula dari hujung kaki ke hujung rambut.. bagus reject saja SAPP.. sebab kalau ikutkan idea mereka, Sabah akan ketinggalan 1000 tahun di belakang Malaya..

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  30. actually, u need vendor to maintain the plant. u'll have the electrical vendor, mechanical vendor, civil vendor, etc. this vendor this require to base their office near the plant. their workers shud include the local there.

    this is where the local can enjoy the benefit of the plant. pay sumtime around rm6/hour. if expert, example wireman, rm10/hour (lowest). so usually, most of the maintenance work will be outsource. only the process work (400+ workers) need to operate the plant.

    so, please, do think first. dun try to 'laga' or provoke others saying that the people there would not benefit anything. trust me, people who live near the area will get the benefit most. only after they couldn't find someone expert enough to handle certain job, then they will call outsiders to do the job.

    in this type of plant, fast response is crucial. thanks

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  31. some of the clerk at samur with STPM qualification freshy from school with 6 month experience working as a clerk at supermarket ( from Sipitang) still cant make different between access and assist.. example conversation:
    Clerk with STPM : U akses siapa?...
    Clerk with Diploma . ..I assist my manager.... ( ohh the english!!!...)
    better read more than talking more but nothing..

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