53 pct of Simanggang division connected with clean, treated water supply

Dr Abdul Rahman (second right) flanked by Malcolm on his left and Simoi on his right cutting a ribbon to officially declare open the the new Simanggang JBALB office.

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SIMANGGANG, Nov 24: About 53 per cent of areas in Simanggang division have been connected with clean and treated water supply.

The Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) in a media release today, revealed that RM500 million in allocations has been approved by the state and federal governments for water supply development projects to-date.

“They comprise the implementation of nine People’s Projects, two projects under 11th Malaysia Plan and five projects under Ministry of Rural Development.

“The Sarawak government through the Ministry of Utilities and JBALB Sarawak is very concerned about the water supply constraints faced by the people in Simanggang,” Sarawak JBALB highlighted.

Various initiatives and projects to upgrade the water supply system were being implemented to ensure a good water supply system in Simanggang, it added.

“As such, when all the projects which are in the planning and construction stages currently, have been fully implemented, it will be able to realise the government’s vision to supply 100 per cent clean and treated water to consumers in Simanggang division.”

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister of Utility (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi officiated at the opening of Simanggang JBALB’s new office at Jalan Bayu here today.

Also present were Assistant Minister of Development and Industry Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, Lingga assemblywoman Simoi Peri, Sarawak JBALB director Chang Kuet Shian and Simanggang division deputy resident Elvis Didit. — DayakDaily