Tamin residents to get clean water supply following upgrading works for water filtration plant

Gira (second left) meeting with Sibu Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) recently. Photo credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, Feb 11: The RM117 million upgrading works for the Pekan Stapang water filtration plant to 7MLD (million litres per day) and the 110km pipeline connection will help solve the problem of clean water supply for the Tamin constituency area.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira said the project’s scope includes pipe connection works to Jalan Tajam, Batu 36 Tamin, Jalan Igu, Jalan Kua as well as in Ulu Pakoh-Bunau areas.

“The tender for the project has been offered to the contractor. The implementation of the project is expected to take 24 months and will benefit 980 households when completed,” he said.

Meanwhile, the water filtration plant’s proposed upgrade in Selangau town to 14MLD and a 150km pipe extension for Jalan Dijih-Baoh, Jalan Selangau Bintulu (Balingian and Pekan Arip) are currently in the process of appointing a consultant.

The project is estimated to cost RM190 million and will benefit 1,581 households. — DayakDaily