Machan rep urges Kanowit’s new water treatment project be swiftly implemented

Machan assemblyman Allan Sidek Gramong raising some issues in the august House.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, May 18: Machan assemblyman Allan Siden Gramong urges swift implementation of the ‘New Water Treatment Plant and Associated Works, Kanowit’ project as some communities in Kanowit still lack access to treated water supply.

He stated this during his debate on the TYT’s speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.

“This project is an Upper Rajang Development Agency (Urda) project that will be implemented under the Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) agency which will benefit 37 longhouses in the areas of Majau, Mam, Batu Luking, Nanga Poi, and Nanga Menalun, as well as three primary schools namely Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Luking, Sekolah Kebangsaan Majau, and Sekolah Kebangsaan Menalun.

“The areas I mentioned have no source of water, and the people who live in those areas only depend on rainwater.

“They had to use this alternative for daily use. ‘Enti ujan enda turun, nadai meh aik’ (If there’s no rain, there’s no water),” he explained.

Furthermore, he mentioned that the area has road access and expressed hope that authorities or the Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) can send water supply to the aforementioned areas before the Gawai Dayak festival.

“The bridge in the Nanga Machan area is now completed, likewise with the electricity supply for the area.

“However, treated water has not been distributed to Nanga Machan and Nanga Jerangku areas. I would also like to see these areas prioritised for treated water supply projects,” he added. — DayakDaily