1,110 applicants in Opar to receive water tank in stages

Francis (4th left) at the water tank handing over ceremony in Kampung Bokah, Lundu.

LUNDU, Jan 9: Some 1,110 applications for water tanks in Opar area were recently approved by the Sarawak state government.

Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis disclosed that household head (KIR) will receive the water tank in stages through their respective village heads (KK).

“Today, 56 applicants received the water tanks while the rest will be delivered direct to each KIR by our contractors.

“Any KIR who have applied but yet to receive the tank must inform their KK, who will collaborate with SUPP Opar branch community centre and check as to why they have not received the item,” Francis said at the first phase handing over ceremony in Kampung Bokah, Lundu.

He also reminded the villagers to make good use of the water tank and as best as possible, although this is just a temporary measure to alleviate their burden when facing water supply issues while long-term solutions are being implemented.

Francis (pointing) inspecting the water tanks at Kampung Bokah, Lundu.

On another note, Francis called on all community leaders to stand firm and maintain their support for GPS to strengthen the state’s political stability and continuous development.

They were told not to be influenced and deceived by the ideology of opposition in order to ensure their community’s interests are secured.

“The people in Opar constituency has suffered so much losses because your current assemblyman, who is an opposition member is not getting the RM5 million RTP allocation, RM2 million MRP and RM1 million residential home improvement assistance.

“GPS government only channel the allocation through its elected representatives so it was his own choice to go against the Sarawak state government,” Francis said.

At the same event, he also explained the ministry’s Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) and one of its benefits where card holder’s beneficiaries are eligible to receive Death Benefit Assistance (BIK) amounting to RM3,000.

Also mentioned were Maternity Assistance (BIB) of RM450 and Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) amounting to RM1,000 for every Sarawakian new born baby which will be kept in savings and can be withdrawn when the child reaches 18 years of age. — DayakDaily