KUCHING: A total of 802 water tanks will be distributed to residents in Tanjung Datu in the near future, says its assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu.
She said the recipients were from 26 villages in the constituency, who had their applications approved and would receive their water tanks in stages.
“For today, Kampung Stunggang will receive 147 tanks and Kampung Sileng will receive 104 water tanks. My advice is to use it well and take good care of it because if we bought it on our own, the cost is not insignificant.
“But this is the initiative of the Sarawak government in providing facilities to the people for preparation in the event of a water supply problem.”
She said this when officiating at a ceremony to present the water tanks in Lundu on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, village chief Mahyan Suaidi, who represented residents of Kampung Sileng, thanked the Sarawak government and Jamilah.
He said many development projects had been brought by their elected representative for the convenience of the residents regardless of religion and race.
Meanwhile, community leader Jamer Katai, who represented residents of Kampung Stunggang, reminded the residents to take care and use the water tank properly.
“There should not be any instances of water supply problems as the water tanks have been distributed to the villagers.”
He said Kampung Stunggang Melayu Lama had been affected by water supply problems due to the ongoing Pan Borneo Highway construction.
He hoped the water tanks would solve the water problems faced by the residents.