Construction of Workshop/Office/Power station Bukit Ibam 1961-1962.
Photo above shows the newly constructed building with the main workshop situated at the left hand side, the Iron Ore Treatment plant in the centre area, and the new Power Staion in the right hand section of the building.
Photos’ above and below shows the Electrical Linesmen building the HT Power line from the new Power Station to the Mine office and housing area in 1962.
Photos’ above and below show the construction of the new Power Station at the right hand end of the main workshop/ Iron Ore treatment plant building.
The photo shows the original temporary Power Station at Bukit Ibam during the early days prior to the new Power Station going on-line in 1962.
Here are some historical photographs on Installation of the VHF Radio-Telephone by Malayan Telecoms at Bukit Ibam in 1961
With the VHF connection we were no longer isolated from the rest of the world except by the 50 mile railway, and it provided some peace of mind to handle any possible disasters and emergencies which can occur in potentially dangerous mining operations.
Before the railway line completed all supplies and equipments have to be transported through river
The craft on the Rompin River bringing equipment to Kampong Aur from where it was hauled by Skids behind Bulldozers to the Mine site in 1961.
The first “B” Rocker delivered by rail to Bukit Ibam in 1962.
The distance by river from Kuala Rompin to Kampong Aur was a “Winding” 120 miles, so we were pleased when the railway reached Bukit Ibam and we could bring the Treatment Plant machinery from the coast directly to the Mine by the 50 mile railway.
These photos’ were taken in October 1961 when the railway had reached the Tepisoh river, but still about 8 miles from the mine at Bukit Ibam.
The upstream activity in mining is to search and certain the availability, quality and quantity of the prospective mineral. The Diamond Drilling team was in action gathering core samples of prospective Iron Ore body.
Bukit Ibam Mine in History
Berita Harian, 4 February 1971
Government of Pahang today formally took over the Bukit Ibam complex from Rompin Mining Company Limited, which was closed late last year.
This morning, acting Chief Minister of Pahang, Dato ‘Haji Abdul Aziz bin Ahmad, has presented a check worth $ 680,000 to the mine goods dealer, Mr Philip Robinson, at the State Operations Room.
Mr. Philip from the George Cohen, who sells mining equipment company said and clarifying that the company was giving out free of the officials and employees residential houses as well as shops and hospital to Government of Pahang.
Dato Aziz expressed gratitude for the contribution and expects such cooperation to be followed by other private companies.
He further explained that the money of $ 680,000 is to buy electric facilities, water supply and a workshop in Bukit Ibam.
The Government also took the 45 former employees of the mining company to serve the complex.
According to Dato Aziz, these workers are mainly employed in the workshop acquired and turned into a workshop of Syarikat Perkayuan Bukit Ibam owned by MARA.
Acting Chief Minister of Pahang, advised the employees to serve well and do not be too choosy
The complex is now turned to 200,000 acres of timber complex.