Kampung Sungai Agas Baru villagers don’t need to rely on mountain water anymore

Dr Abdul Rahman (centre) presents a cheque from Unit For Other Religions (UNIFOR) to Kampung Sungai Agas chief Henry Akong after the briefing session on Wednesday.

KUCHING, Nov 26: After more than 40 years of relying on mountain water, the residents of Kampung Sungai Agas Baru will be able to enjoy clean water supply by March 2022.

Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the project handled by the Kuching Water Board (KWB) will be implemented from January 2022.

“This project is worth RM200,000 and is implemented through the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects fund for the Pantai Damai constituency and is fully funded by the Sarawak government.


“The KWB will make an assessment and appointment of a contractor in the near future and will continue to implement the installation of pipes and the time period given is for 12 weeks,” he said after attending the Water Supply Project briefing session at the village on Wednesday.

He further said the project is one of the efforts made under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to ensure the supply of basic utilities such as water and electricity can be implemented throughout Sarawak.

“Our target is to achieve 100 per cent coverage which means every household in rural and urban areas will have clean water supply by 2025,” he added.

Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) handed over sports equipment for the use of the local youth. — DayakDaily