KOTA MARUDU: Phase one of the Kota Marudu Sewerage Scheme project is currently 59.81 per cent complete, and is expected to be fully ready by April next year, says Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin.
He said the project worth RM107.33 million was implemented by contractor Kimolohing Jaya Sdn Bhd beginning in May 2018.
“I am satisfied because the contractor who implemented the project did a good job and the construction process is going smoothly and ahead of the planned schedule.
“This should be emulated by other contractors so that the people are not burdened with delays in completing projects that have been obtained, while the government will not incur losses due to abandoned projects,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after surveying the project site as part of his working visit to the Kota Marudu and Pitas districts today.
“The estimated total pipeline for this project is 13 km-long and the estimated number of manholes is 207 units, which will pass through the main roads in Kota Marudu town,” he said.
Commenting on his working visit, Bung Moktar said almost 60 villages in the Bengkoka and Pitas areas were yet to receive clean water supply.
“I was shocked by the information and I immediately instructed district officers and relevant parties to come up with a working paper and submit it to the Sabah Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) as it is under the jurisdiction of the ministry.
“However, as a short-term solution, I have instructed the Sabah Water Department to provide water storage tanks in the area as soon as possible for temporary use,” he said.