RM145 mln water supply project in the pipeline

Chukpai (third left) speaks during the dialogue session.

KUCHING: ARM145 million project to supply treated water to villages in Labang-Tubau areas in Bakun will commence construction this month, said Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon.

“The project is divided into two phases of construction where Package 1 is the main pipe installation which is currently in the tender stage and will take 18 months to complete.

“Package 2 is the construction of water treatment plant and reservoir tank which is now in the survey and design stage and will take 24 months to complete.

“It is expected that Package 1 will start in March or April 2021, while Package 2 will start as soon as the design is completed,” he said in a Facebook post.

On Wednesday, Chukpai attended a dialogue session on the implementation of the project with the Bintulu Division Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), project consulting engineer and surveyor.

“The water supply project will benefit longhouses along Jalan Bakun starting from Simpang Bakun to Rh. Martha Bilong, Sg. Asap involving 63 longhouses.

“I humbly request that all parties work together to ensure the success of this water supply project which is very close to the hearts of the people to fulfil their daily needs,” he said.

Chukpai also thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and the state government for approving the people centric project.

“Let us all pray that this project runs smoothly for the needs of our people. May God continue to bless our beloved Sarawak,” he said.

Also present during the dialogue session were community leaders and 55 longhouse heads and village chiefs from the Labang – Tubau area, Jalan Bakun.