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SIBU, March 2: Residents in Kanowit, Nibong Tada, Machan and Sibu Jaya can heave a sigh of relief now as there is an end in sight to their water supply problems.
According to Utilities and Telecommunications Minister, Datuk Julaihi Narawi the much awaited Phase 2 of the Kanowit Water Supply Project is expected to be completed by December this year.
“This project is also expected to boost the socio-economic status of the local community and be a catalyst of growth for a more sustainable economy as well as guaranteeing a better quality of life for the residents of Kanowit District, Nibong Tada, Machan and Sibu Jaya area,” he said during a visit to the project site here today.
The Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) is implementing the project at a cost of RM63.5 million.
Narawi said the scope of work of the project covers the installation of water pipelines of various sizes from Salim Water Treatment Plant in Sibu to Kanowit including the connection of water pipelines to existing systems at Sibu Jaya, a booster pump station in Durin, and construction of water tanks in Bukong Jagoi.
“In order to ensure better and continuous water supply quality in Sibu Division, JBALB Sarawak will make sure that projects that are currently in the implementation stage, will be completed within the stipulated time frame,” he added.
“These projects are part of the Sarawak Water Supply Grid System inspired by Premier of Sarawak, Tan Sri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to overcome the issue of water supply effectively and thoroughly,” he said. — DayakDaily