By Adrian Lim and Nancy Nais
BALAI RINGIN, April 10: The Sarawak government will provide 100 per cent treated water supply to Balai Ringin by 2024.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is committed to enhance the amenities and facilities in Balai Ringin for the benefit of the rural folks here.
“What is important is the water supply. Presently, there is only 30 per cent water supply.
“We must increase it to almost 100 per cent and hopefully by 2024, the project will be completed,” he said during a press conference after the earth breaking ceremony of the Balai Ringin mini stadium here today.
Abang Johari added the funds to improve the rural water supply have been allocated to the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) to carry out works in Balai Ringin areas.
Upon completion of the rural water supply in Balai Ringin, he noted then only the town will be developed holistically through a comprehensive masterplan.
Abang Johari, who is also the Finance and Economic Planning Minister, said he has instructed the Land and Survey Department to do the planning and come out with the details of the development plan for Balai Ringin.
He is confident the Sarawak government will develop Balai Ringin into a beautiful town which will eventually be elevated into a sub-district consisting of a waterfront, a collection processing and packaging centre (CPPC) for agricultural produce, government offices, recreation parks and sports complex.
He noted GPS has a visionary leader through its elected representative Datuk Snowdan Lawan who is also the Assistant Youth and Sports Minister to develop the Balai Ringin constituency.
Among those who present during the earth breaking ceremony were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, Snowdan, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and community leaders. — DayakDaily