MIRI: About 8,000 residents from 32 longhouses and two villages in Poyut-Nibong, Marudi benefitted from improved water supply to their homes through the Marudi Area Rural Water Supply Project (BALB).
Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) in a statement said the project was fully funded by the federal government through the Federal Rural Development Ministry (KPLB).
“JBALB Sarawak has been entrusted as the implementing agency with a construction cost around RM38.5 million.
“The scope of the project includes the construction of Poyut-Nibong Booster Pump Station, water tank with a storage capacity of 1.17 million litres, construction of Tinting High Level Tank with a capacity of 2.76 million litres strategically located in Anja and installation of about 71km of new pipelines,” it said.
JBALB said this was to meet the growing demand for water as well as resolve water supply issues often experienced by residents in the Marudi area.
It added the Marudi Area Rural Water Supply Project (BALB) which started in March 2019 was completed in September 2021.
“This project is one of the government’s initiatives to meet the basic needs of the people by providing clean and adequate water supply.
“Through the implementation of this project, water pressure can be increased and clean water supply can be channelled consistently to the area around Marudi, especially during peak hours,” it said.
It added, to ensure better and continuous quality of water supply in the Marudi area, JBALB Sarawak would continue to monitor and ensure that the project benefits residents in the area.