RM5 water bill subsidy for all households in Sarawak effective 2020

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KUCHING, Nov 4:  All households in Sarawak will enjoy a RM5 subsidy on their monthly water bills next year. 

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said under the programme, a total of 600,000 households will benefit following an allocation of RM40 million for the purpose.

“I am pleased to announce that the State Government will introduce a free water programme next year. 


“Under this programme, every household from both the urban and rural areas will enjoy free water for the first RM5 of their monthly water bill. 

“This programme will help to reduce the financial burden of the rakyat. This will involve an allocation of RM40 million and will benefit an estimated of 600,000 households’ accounts throughout the State. 

“This programme will be effective from  Jan1, 2020,” said Abang Johari while tabling Sarawak Budget 2020 at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) today. — DayakDaily