Incoming water supply from Bintulu, Sibu to bring relief to Miri residents

Lee (second left) during the press conference held today (June 17, 2022). Also seen are Yii (on Lee's left), Mohd Abdul Aziz (left) and Daniel.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 17: Four water tankers from Bintulu and Sibu divisions will be deployed to Miri to help the 65,000 households affected by water supply disruption following a broken pipe at Mile 7 Jalan Miri-Bintulu.

This was said by Minister of Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin today at a press conference.

“Seven collection centres are being set up for affected residents to obtain water supply,” said the Senadin assemblyman.

Lee added that the Miri Resident Office would coordinate the schedule for water delivery services through the water tankers.

“They are also seeking help from private companies to come forward and help distribute water to the affected areas,” he said.

Today’s collection points are Giant Permyjaya, Ah Hong Tudan, Desa Murni shop lot (nearby McD Tudan), Jumbo Senadin, New World Mart in Lutong, Taman Bulatan, and Miri Indoor Stadium.

“This time around, the crisis is very much challenging. Nevertheless, LAKU Management Sdn Bhd, assisted by engineers from the Miri City Council (MCC), are trying their best to fix the broken pipe,” he said.

Repair works are estimated to take around 36 hours.

Also present at the press conference were Miri mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang, Miri Resident Mohd Abdul Aziz Yusof, and LAKU Management chief executive officer Daniel Punang. — DayakDaily