MIRI: Funds amounting to RM4 bln from state coffers for the building of water supply infrastructure reflect the able leadership in Sarawak.
The previous funds were RM2.8 bln, said Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.
“The time has come for us to tell the nation, look at Sarawak, we have good leaders,” stressed the Utilities Minister today at the earth breaking ceremony of the Laku head office and handover of the Bukit Selatan Reservoir here.
The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Dr Rundi said unlike leaders in Malaya who spent their time jostling for power and influence, their counterparts in Sarawak focused on improving the rakyat’s wellbeing.
Expected to be completed in June 2023, the eight-storey Laku head office sits on the Bukit Selatan Miri high ground.
The new premises would help boost Laku’s reliability in improving water source and (water) storage capacity to ensure the Northern Zone water supply would always be tip-top, he said.
Dr Rundi pointed out that his ministry had set up short- and long-term plans, covering up to the year 2070 (a 50-year master plan from 2020 to 2070).
Also present at the ceremony were Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Hall) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi; Assistant Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Sebastian Ting; Assistant Welfare and Community Wellbeing, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Rosey Yunus, Assistant Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil, Assistant Utilities (Rural Electricity) Minister Datuk Liwan Lagang, Deputy State Speaker and Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion and Laku Management Sdn Bhd’s chairman Datuk Nelson Balang Rining.