Siburan, Beratok and Tapah water supply issue to be resolved this month

Rundi (seated third right) with dialogue session participants at his office. Also seen are (seated from right) Andrew, political secretary to the Chief Minister Tan Kai, JBALB director Ir Chang Kuet Sian, and Sesco Group chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung.

KUCHING, April 11: The residents of Siburan, Beratok and Tapah will be ensured of clean water supply by end of April this year.

According to the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), the Kuching-Serian Road watermains construction project was 99 per cent completed, pending the completion of the Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) sub-station at the Siburan Booster station.

This project would provide consistent and reliable water to all communities located in the surrounding area of Siburan, Beratok and Tapah.

Upon completion of this project, the distribution system would be able to distribute 22-24 million litres per day from Kuching Water Board (KWB) via their 9 ¾ Mile reservoir.

This was disclosed by JBALB officers to the public service team from Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Mambong Branch, during a courtesy call on Minister of Utilities Datuk Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom yesterday.

According to SUPP Mambong Youth chief Andrew Victor Nub, this will benefit the residents in the areas which relied heavily on clean water supply for their daily use.

He thanked the ministry and the Sarawak government for their quick action to help relief the people from their water woes.

On a separate issue relating to the huge signboard at the junction to Mambong along Mile 15 of the Kuching-Serian Road that posed a danger to large vehicles, Andrew, who is also SUPP Youth Central deputy chairman, urged the Public Works Department (JKR) to relocate the signboard to a safe location.

He urged Sanjak Daik, political secretary to Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen, to bring this matter directly to Minister of Works Baru Bian for follow-up, rather than just pointing his finger and hope something would happen. — DayakDaily