Marudi villages included in water supply masterplan

The Tinjar Treated Water Supply Project Phase-2 is currently being implemented.

KUCHING: The rural villages in Marudi are included in the state government’s Rural Treated Water Supply Masterplan, said Local Government Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil.

“For the Sungai Arang, Sungai Buloh and Baram Hilir areas, all of them are included in the Rural Treated Water Supply masterplan for the Marudi constituency.

“For now, under the Projek Rakyat’s NR2 Package by the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), the water pipes are being installed from the Tinjar water treatment plant to Sungai Nat,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday.

Penguang said the Tinjar Treated Water Supply Project Phase-2 is one of the Projek Rakyat programme announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in 2019.

“It is one of the earliest projects I have worked on for the Tinjar area since I was elected as the people’s representative here.

“The scope of the project is to install large pipes and subsequently connect clean water for longhouses and villages along the main road from Sungai Seruas to Sungai Labau.

“Currently, residents along the area have to rely on rainwater and river water for daily use,” the Marudi assemblyman said.

Penguang said apart from that, the scope of the Tinjar Phase-2 Project is to upgrade the clean water supply plant so that it can supply clean water supply to the entire Tinjar area in the future.

“The next phase (Tinjar Phase-3) will focus on connecting clean water supply to more remote villages such as Ulu Teru, Long Ajoi, Nanga Majang, Lubok Mulong, Long Sepilling, Tanjung Mawang and Long Maro,” he said.

He added this is as well as to Kampung Benawa, Sungai Peking, Sungai Sebubu, Long Tabing, Long Teran, Long Jegan, Bukit Limau, Sungai Nat, Sungai Lamah and Sungai Bain, whereby nearly 200 longhouses are located.