Wednesday, January 22

Increased capacity of plant set to resolve Tatau water woes


(From left) Liwan and Sikie are briefed on the upgrading project during their visit to Tatau water treatment plant.

SIBU: The newly-upgraded Tatau water treatment plant will have its capacity increased from two million litres per day (MLD) to five MLD, once it becomes operational.

Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs Datuk John Sikie Tayai, who disclosed this, said the upgrading would benefit some 30,000 people in Tatau District.

“I hope the upgrading, as one of the short-term measures, could resolve the water supply problem in Tatau.

“The upgrading project costs about RM8.5 million. Also, I was made to understand by
Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) that they would carry out the full testing on June 25 (tomorrow) and thereafter, the plant should be in operation if everything went well,” the Kakus assemblyman told The Borneo Post when asked during his visit to the project site yesterday.

Joining him were Assistant Minister of Water Supply Datuk Liwan Lagang, JBALB divisional engineer Lai Kien Hong and Tatau District Office administrative officer Calvin Ligong.

Earlier, Sikie attended an Aidilfitri gathering hosted by the Kampung Baru Tatau
security and development committee (JKKK), during which he allocated RM50,000 to the committee to run its activities.