A RM170 million Sebandi Water Treatment Plant with a capacity of 20 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) proposed by Billy Sujang (GPS-Opar) will provide villagers with treated water.
Billy stated that the previous allocation of RM1,828,000 million in 2022 for the purpose of improving the treated water supply system around Jalan Ba/Lundu could only supply 18 per cent of the treated water supply to the 58 villages in Opar.
“The rest are still using the Gravity Pipe water supply system by taking water sources from the mountain and the Rainwater Tank System where these two systems often receive water supply interruptions in the dry season.
“Residents had to take water from the river that was contaminated with poisonous substances from the surrounding farms.
“To ensure the health and well-being of the population continues to be maintained, a supply of treated water needs to be provided to every family,” he said.
He added that it will benefit all of the villages in the Opar area along Jalan Bau-Lundu, as well as the villages along Jalan Lundu-Sematan, Jalan Sebako, Jalan Biawak, ICQ Biawak, SMK Senibong, 18 primary schools, and the villages in his neighbouring area in Tanjung Datu, totalling 50 villages.
He expressed hope that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) led by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg will approve the project.
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