‘Do not disturb electrical meter connection’

Liwan (third right) presents the Sares Phase Four project document to one of the recipients.

BELAGA: Residents are reminded not to do any electrical meter connection to avoid unwanted incidents.

Those who wish to make a connection are advised to seek assistance from Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).

The warning came from Utilities Assistant Minister (Rural Electricity) Datuk Liwan Lagang when speaking at the handing over ceremony of Phase Four of Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) project in Belaga District at Kampung Melayu Belaga here last Friday (Oct 2).

“Do not disturb any connection to the meter and instal too many electrical appliances in the room until it exceeds the load.

“The system can last a long time if used and maintained properly,” he said.

The Belaga assemblyman also hoped SEB will provide operational training and information to the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) or Tuai Rumah on related matters.

About 1,000 residents of five longhouses in the Belaga area involving 173 households now enjoy free 24-hour access to renewable electricity supply under Sares.

The five longhouses involved consist communities of Uma Penan, Long Lidem; Uma Penan, Long Abit; Uma Penan, Long Tanyit; Naha Jalei, Kabuho Panjang; and Uma Punan, Punan Sama.

Also present were Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon and SEB vice president (rural electrification) Dr Chen Shiun.