Sarawakians to enjoy discounts on electricity and water bills from April to Sept 2020

Abang Johari addressing a press conference — file pic

KUCHING, March 23: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that domestic, commercial and industrial consumers will be given discounts of between five to 25 per cent off their monthly electricity bill for April until September 2020.

“The discounts will benefit 686,847 users throughout Sarawak. The average cost for the monthly electricity bill discount is RM27.8 million and the cumulative cost of discounts amounts to RM166.8 million.

“This special one-off discount for electric bills will be borne by the Sarawak government,” said Abang Johari at a press conference here today.

Meanwhile, domestic, commercial and industrial consumers will also be given discounts of between 10 to 25 per cent off their monthly water bills for April until September 2020.

This special one-off discount will benefit 568,247 consumers throughout the state.


“The average cost for the monthly water bill discount would be around RM4.2 million and the cumulative cost of discounts is RM25.26 million.

“The special one-off discount for water bills will be borne by the Sarawak government,” said Abang Johari.

Reducing electricity and water bills to assist Sarawakians is among the 16 measures announced by the Sarawak government today to lighten the financial burden of Sarawakians in the midst of economic uncertainties brought about by Covid-19. — DayakDaily