KUCHING (Bernama) – Sarawak has been allocated a sum of RM217 million from the federal government to implement 16 water treatment and sewerage projects statewide as of January this year.
Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said two of these projects in Trusan and in Sri Aman had so far been completed.
“The others are in the process of implementation or at designing stages,” he told reporters after a visit to the Batu Kitang water treatment plant yesterday.
On the Batu Kitang plant, he said its upgrading work cost almost RM190 million.
“The federal government has allocated RM177 million under the 10th Malaysian Plan for it while the state government had paid for the balance,” he said.
The plant, the biggest in the city, produces about 98 per cent of its water supply need.
On the RM300-million Bengoh dam here, Mahdzir said it would BE ready by 2016 and could help to reduce flooding.
The working visit to the state was to discuss on its needs for water treatment plant and sewerage projects to be included in the coming 11th Malaysian Plan, he said.
He also distributed foodstuffs to villagers from the six villages in the Batu Kitang area.