Promise to rectify water woes delivered

Gerawat (third left), Abang Johari (on Gerawat's left) and other guests give their thumbs-up to the proposed Mulu sub-district administrative centre.

MIRI: Apromise by Mulu incumbent assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala to rectify the water woes faced by residents of Poyut-Lubok Nibong has been delivered.

He said he kept true to his word to the people with the launch of the Rural Water Supply project in the area by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“For our people in Puyut-Lubok Nibong this is historic and something that they have waited for many years.

“The launch of the clean water supply project will definitely give relief and comfort to the people because they have long experienced difficulties and suffering caused by the problem of lack of clean water supply, often during drought,” he said.

Gerawat said often, the longhouses here had to be supplied with clean water by the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) using water trucks and mineral water delivery during droughts.

“This has been a persistent and acute problem facing more than 30 longhouses in the area over the years even before I became Mulu assemblyman,” he said.

The State Legislative Assembly (DUN) former Deputy Speaker said when he was elected, he pledged to the people that the problem would be resolved

“Today, the chief minister and Marudi District Iban community leader pemancha Randi Bundan are witnesses for the people of Puyut-Lubuk Nibong that I keep my promise,” he said.

Gerawat said under the leadership of Abang Johari, a new road would be built from Miri to Marudi and directly to Lg Terawan and Kuala Malinau which would be implemented by the Highland Development Agency (HDA).

“This road will open many opportunities for various economic activities for the residents. Work on the seven kilometres of this road between Rh Entika and Kuala Linei which is part of the road from Marudi to Kuala Malinau is underway,” he said.

The Mulu incumbent also said GPS has been proven to be a stable government amid the uncertain political situation in the country.

“GPS has leaders who are more concerned about the people and not politics. We hold fast to our principle of Sarawak First. We take care of Sarawak to maintain the unity, stability and harmony of the state,” he said.