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KUCHING, Oct 15: A total of 14 high-impact water supply projects with total cost of RM545 million have been implemented in Sri Aman, says Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahman Junaidi.
According to a report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) yesterday (Oct 14), Dr. Abdul Rahman said the implementation of these projects shows the commitment and concerns of the State government, through the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) as the implementing agency, as well as the Federal government, through the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB), in improving the infrastructure and water supply systems in Sri Aman.
“These projects have been carefully planned by the government through the implementation of nine ‘Projek Rakyat’, and five projects under KPLB, to meet the growing demand for water supply in the division,” he said during a work visit to a Water Supply Project in Sri Aman, yesterday.
To date, he noted, a total of five projects worth RM32 million have been completed and have successfully addressed the water supply issues to several areas in Sri Aman Division.
“At the same time, the overall progress of five projects that are still under construction (worth about RM191 million) show encouraging work performance and are on schedule,” he added.
Dr. Abdul Rahman, who is also Pantai Damai assemblyman, assured that in order to ensure a better and continuous quality water supply in Sri Aman, JBALB Sarawak will make sure that the projects will be implemented within the stipulated time.
“These projects, which form part of the Sarawak Water Supply Grid System, are inspired by the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to resolve the water supply issue effectively and comprehensively,” he said. — DayakDaily.