Sibuti water woes soon to be resolved – Abang Johari

Posted on : 07 Jul 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online
 

Abang Johari with other distinguished guests cutting the cake to symbolically launch the Hari Raya gathering at Sepupok Niah Community Hall today.

MIRI: Water woes in Sibuti parliamentary constituency will soon be a thing of the past when a project costing RM47 million to supply water to several villages is completed.

“A RM47 million allocation has been approved to resolve water woes in Sibuti, including areas in Niah and Bekenu so that people will have uninterrupted supply of water,” said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg when officiating at a ‘Berlanggar Meja’ (a Hari Raya gathering) at Sepupok Niah Community Hall here today.

Abang Johari revealed the project will be fully funded by the state government.

“I hope in the next two years, this (water) problem can be fully resolved. The allocation will be handed out immediately this year as to allow the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) to work on designing the required water pipes throughout Sibuti,” he added.

Also present were Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus, Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni, Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini.