Water treatment plant in Lawas being mulled, says Awang Tengah

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LAWAS: The state government plans to construct a water treatment plant at Sungai Pengalih here to increase the water supply to surrounding areas more widely.

“If this is implemented, it will be able to channel water supply to many other places in this area such as Merapok, Ladang Baru, up to Long Sukang, so that we do not face low water pressure,” said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

“For the area on the other side, it will be connected to Lawas town with the construction of a bridge later and this will also develop the area on this side.

“These facilities will be improved with the development planning that has been organised.”

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), he said this at Ladang Baru Zone’s thanksgiving ceremony in conjunction with Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) election victory held on Sunday (Jan 16).

The Bukit Sari assemblyman said the state government continued to focus on raising the living standards of people in the state, especially the rural folk.

He said this was to make Sarawak a developed state by 2030, adding that such efforts would be done in stages as planned.

“A lot of allocations have been given by the government to help the people, such as the Minor Rural Project (MRP) and Rural Transformation Programme (RTP).

“Similarly, we continue to repair houses and so on, and all this is to help the community. The people’s needs are our priority that we work on with the available allocation.”

On GPS’ victory, he assured that the state government would continue to work hard to bring progress and facilities to the community.

“We will ensure that efforts to further drive the progress of our state continue to be enhanced and we will safeguard the welfare of our community and build a strong foundation to ensure a better future, especially among our youth, and further improve the skills among our children.”

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