Sarawak govt allocates RM1.08 bln to upgrade old water supply pipelines throughout State

Abang Johari (fifth left) presenting the MRP cheque that will be distributed to 23 mosques and 16 churches including chapels in Lambir constituency. Photo credit: Ukas
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By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 30: The Sarawak government has earmarked RM1.08 billion to upgrade old water supply pipelines across the State.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, as reported by Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) yesterday (March 29), emphasised the necessity of replacing old water pipelines as Sarawak approaches 90 per cent water supply coverage.

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“I have instructed Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Dato Sri Julaihi Narawi to oversee the implementation, and I will ensure financing for the upgrading works,” he stated during the launching ceremony of the new Taman Jelita mosque in Miri.

On March 28, Julaihi said Sarawak is embarking on an extensive initiative to replace and upgrade old water pipes across the State, starting with an allocation of RM247 million this year.

Meanwhile, Abang Johari announced an allocation of RM4 million for the new mosque in Taman Jelita to further upgrade its facilities which will enable it to hold marital ceremonies, including to purchase hearse van and providing funeral management service.

He also presented a RM395,000 Minor Rural Project (MRP) cheque that will be distributed to 23 mosque and 16 churches including chapels in Lambir constituency, as well as ‘duit raya’ to 64 children from Hamidah Yakup Welfare Complex in Miri. — DayakDaily

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