Dr Rundi: 3 State-funded water supply projects in Sebuyau to be completed in Q1 2022

Dr Rundi and Julaihi listening to a briefing on the progress of projects by officers from JBALB on the site. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit

SEBUYAU, Nov 11: Three high-impact water supply projects in Sebuyau costing a total of RM93 million and fully funded by the Sarawak government are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom pointed out that construction on all three projects is progressing well despite various challenges in implementation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Apart from improving the existing water supply system, the projects will also bring positive impact to the socio-economic development of local communities.


“It will also spur more sustainable economic growth, especially in agriculture and to better the quality of lives of people in Sebuyau,” he told reporters after visiting the booster pump station in Tebelu and elevated water tank in Sebangan today.

Dr Rundi emphasised that the projects are being implemented to improve the infrastructure and water supply system in Sebuyau which is under the Samarahan Division.

According to JBALB, Package 3A costing RM32 million involved the installation of an 18km-long main water pipes from Batang Sadong Bridge to Sebangan and a elevated high-level water tank with 2.7 million litre capacity at Sungai Ladong .

This package is 94 per cent completed and will benefit 6,000 residents in Kampung Seruyuk, Kampung Ladong and Kampung Segali.

Package 3B costing RM23 million involved the installation of a 11km-long water pipes from Sebangan to Tebelu and the construction of a high-level water tanks with capacity up to 2.9 million litre at Sebangan.

This package is 91 per cent completed and will benefit at least 10,000 residents in Sebangan town and the surrounding areas. Water pressure will also be improved from Sebangan to Tebelu.

Package 3C costing RM38 million involved the installation of a 13km-long water pipe from Tebelu to Sebuyau, construction of a booster pump station with 7.8 litre capacity per day and construction of a high-level water tank with 3 million litre capacity.

This package is currently 80 per cent completed. When commissioned, it will increase the water storage capacity from 2.6 million liters to 5.6 million liters, providing great benefits to approximately 21,200 residents in Sebuyau, Tebelu and surrounding areas as well as improving water pressure in Tebelu to Sebuyau.

These projects are part of the Sarawak Water Grid System aspired by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to to resolve water supply issues in rural Sarawak effectively and comprehensively.

Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) director Ir Chang Kuet Shian and Samarahan Resident Brahim Lumpu were among those present. — DayakDaily