Sikie (seventh right) at the dialogue on Monday.

TATAU: A total of 195 doors from four longhouses namely Rh Ado, Rh Jeffery Kitup, Rh Jayan and Rh Kiah will receive clean water supply by this year-end.

Native Laws and Customs Assistant Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply (Sawas) project would start as early as April.

“This will benefit four longhouses, including a primary school; it is a Sarawak government project,” he said at a dialogue with longhouse residents in Kakus here on Monday.

Sikie (seventh right) at the dialogue on Monday.

He added that the project would cost around RM12mil to RM15mil, including the construction of a water plant and pipe installation.

“This is in line with the state government’s intention to ensure 100 per cent clean water supply to all interior areas by 2025,” he continued.

Sikie, who is also the Kakus assemblyman, added that a similar project was currently being planned for the Sungai Bawang area and Ulu Arip area in Selangau.

Apart from the water supply project, one of the projects underway is Jalan Kelebu to Rh Ado.