BKSS 6.0: 5 to 25 % discounts for electricity bills; 10 to 25 % discounts for water bills

Abang Johari announcing BKSS 6.0 today (May 29, 2021).

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KUCHING, May 28:  Under Bantuan Khas Sayangku Sarawak 6.0 (BKSS 6.0), Sarawakians will continue to enjoy five to 25 per cent discount on their monthly electricity bills.

“Domestic, commercial and industrial consumers will continue to enjoy five per cent to 25 per cent discount on monthly electricity bills from July until end of this year.

“The discount will benefit 647,000 households, commercial and industrial consumers across Sarawak. The total cost of this electricity bill discount amounting to RM166.8 million will be borne by the Sarawak Government,” said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at a press conference to unveil BKSS 6.0 today.

Meanwhile, Sarawakians will also continue to enjoy a discount of 10 to 25 per cent discount on their monthly water bills. This applies to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers and the period of statewide discount will continue from July to December, 2021.

“This discount will benefit more than 647,000 households across Sarawak. The total cost of this water bill discount amounting to RM32.1 million will be absorbed by the Sarawak Government,” said Abang Johari.

Due to the daily increase of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak, the Sarawak government has decided to implement more stringent measures to curb the spread of pandemic among the community and put a stop to the surging number of cases.

Yesterday, State Disaster Management Committee announced a full lockdown in Sarawak from May 29 to June 11, even though a drastic move will effect Sarawakians and their livelihood, for the safety of Sarawakians in general.

Following such a drastic move to curb Covid-19, the Sarawak government today announced BKSS 6.0 which consisted of 14 financial measures to lighten the burden of Sarawakians.

The Sarawak government has previously implemented five BKSS packages worth more than RM3.1 billion which had helped to ease the burden of the people. — DayakDaily