Ministry allocates RM60m for Pulau Timbang water supply project

Mar 29, 2017
Pulau Timbang, Sandakan Aerial View (Wikimedia Commons pic).

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) has allocated RM60 million for the implementation of the Pulau Timbang rural water supply project in Sandakan, Sabah.

Its Deputy Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi said the project was listed under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) which would be implemented by this year.

“The Pulau Timbang rural water supply project comprises several villages that have been identified by the state water authority and so far consultants and land surveyors are in the process of being appointed,” he told the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

He was replying to a question from Wong Sze Phin (DAP-Kota Kinabalu) who wanted to know about clean water supply projects, including those being implemented or planned in the islands throughout Sabah.

According to him, the government was also implementing two water supply projects in Pulau Banggi, Kudat and Pulau Lihak-Lihak in Semporna.

“A total of RM37.73 million is allocated for the water supply project in Pulau Banggi, which is expected to be completed by May this year while the water supply project in Pulau Lihak-Lihak is to be ready by July this year with a provision of RM31.79 million,” he said