DAP man: Kuching Water Board must urgently address infrastructure issues to mitigate revenue loss

The repairs works conducted by KWB on the 450mm Mild Steel Concrete Lining water pipe along Jalan Tun Jugah in Kuching recently.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 6: Kuching Water Board (KWB) must demonstrate greater urgency in addressing infrastructure issues to mitigate revenue loss.

In a statement today, Michael Kong Feng Nian, special assistant to Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) president Chong Chieng Jen, said that on April 5, he was at Jalan Tun Jugah to observe KWB’s contractors working to repair a critical 450mm Mild Steel Concrete Lining water pipe that had been leaking since Jan 9, until temporary measures to install ‘tiger clamps’ were implemented on Jan 24.

According to him, despite these interim measures, significant water loss persisted, leading to substantial financial implications for KWB and the State government.

“That is why, since January 2024, we have been in constant communication with KWB to expedite the necessary repairs.

“However, various challenges have delayed the commencement of work until now. I am relieved that the issue has finally been resolved,” he added.

On the same note, Kong urged KWB to expedite the resurfacing work for the road outside of Galacity after the repair work has been completed.

“There is no longer a need to access the water valve in that area,” he said. — DayakDaily