Rural Electricity Supply (BELB)
  1. What are BELB’s service terms or criteria? The terms and criteria are as follows:
    • Priority shall be given to villages with a large number of houses, new houses and public facilities such as schools and clinics;
    • The average cost of a house shall not exceed RM40,000.00 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM50,000.00 in Sabah and Sarawak. In cases where the house exceeds the average cost, special consideration may be made based on the number of residents.
    • For new settlements, at least 30% of the house lots must have already been built and occupied. However, allowance may be given based on certain factors.
    • Residential areas developed by the private sector or government agencies are not included in these criteria.
  2. What is the scope of the BELB project? The scope of the project is as follows:
    • Construction of infrastructure to the maximum limit of 132 kv voltage transmission line;
    • Construction of sub-stations and diesel electric power stations in rural areas;
    • Connection of low voltage supply lines to the villages and homes;
    • Improvement of the system and quality of supply from 12 hours to 24 hours; and
    • Electrical wiring in homes is beyond the scope of the project.
  3. How does one apply for and obtain information on BELB? Forms and further information can be obtained from the ministry’s website at
  4. What other power supply alternatives are available other than the BELB power grid? And what are the project selection criteria? Other power supply alternatives include the hybrid solar system and the microhydro system.The selection criteria are as follows:
    • Located in remote areas with no regular access roads;
    • Never received supply of electricity;
    • No suitable water source for the hydro system;
    • No possibility of being provided with electricity supply via a power grid in the near future (at least 5 years);
    • Villages with schools will be given priority; and
    • Consent is obtained from the local populace.
  5. Which division should be contacted to enquire about the BELB?

    Bahagian Infrastruktur (Infrastructure Division) Aras 23, Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah (KKLW) No 47, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4 Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62100 PUTRAJAYA Tel: 03 – 8891 2000 Faks: 03 – 8888 2337