Four villages in Lundu to get continuous water supply via Sawas projects worth RM62.4 mln

Jamilah (seventh right) and others pose for a group photo during a visit to one of the water supply projects in Lundu.

KUCHING, Nov 29: Kampung Pugu, Kampung Sekambal Melayu, Kampung Selarat and Kampung Matang Terap will soon enjoy continuous water supply through three ongoing Sarawak Alternative Water Supply System (Sawas) projects worth RM62.4 million.

According to Tanjung Datu incumbent Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu, 22 State and federal governments projects including those under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) worth a total of RM223.8 million are currently in various stages of implementation.

“As for gravity pipe upgrades under the RTP for Tanjung Datu, funds were allocated to Kampung Kangka (RM150,000); Kampung Pandan (RM150,000); Kampung Sekambal Cina and Kampung Sebuluh Cina at RM100,000 each while upgrading of water supply to Pulau Talang-Talang cost RM250,000,” Jamilah said in a press statement.

Meanwhile, under the Projek Rakyat initiative, she disclosed there are several water supply projects underway including in Lundu (RM1.8 million), the Phase 2 Sematan water supply system (RM15 million) and a groundwater tubewell project in Telok Melano (RM4.3 million).

Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi recently witnessed the Sawas projects’ handover ceremony on Nov 26.

He was accompanied by Jamilah, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Tanjung Datu youth chief Azizul Adenan, officials from various government departments and agencies.

During his site visit and briefing, he told the local villagers that they were very fortunate to be direct beneficiaries of large-scale development projects which have been implemented by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). — DayakDaily