Water supply problems in Lundu to be resolved with implementation of 22 projects worth RM223.8 million

Dr Abdul Rahman during his working visit to Lundu on Friday. Photo: Ukas

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KUCHING, Nov 28: The 22 water supply projects worth RM223.8 million implemented in Lundu will ensure continuous clean water supply for the residents.

According to a report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the projects are in various stages of implementation by the Sarawak and Federal governments.

“The infrastructure development and water supply system improvement works in Lundu is one of the Sarawak government’s efforts to ensure that the people in this district can enjoy basic facilities,” he said after a working visit to Lundu on Friday.

Dr Abdul Rahman noted that to date, a total of 12 projects worth RM32.1 million are complete, while three other projects involving a construction cost of RM62.4 million, including the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply (Sawas) project, are still under construction.

“The Sarawak government through the Ministry of Utilities, with Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) as the implementing agency, together with Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) are always committed to ensuring that clean and safe water supply can be provided to everyone in the State,” he added.

Dr Abdul Rahman also took the opportunity to visit the Improvement of Sematan Water Supply System Phase 2 Project site and the Sematan Acute Water Supply Project.

The Improvement of Sematan Water Supply System Phase 2 Project is expected to be completed in April 2022. It will help reduce water supply problems in the Sematan sub-district area.

The Sematan Acute Water Supply project worth RM6.18 million is expected to be completed in July 2022. The project aims to increase the clean water supply capacity to cater to the residents in the Sematan sub-district.

Also present were Tanjong Datu incumbent Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu and JBALB Sarawak director Ir Chang Kuet Shian. — DayakDaily