Samariang Water Supply Project Phase 1 Set For Completion By Year-End

KUCHING: Phase one of the Samariang Water Supply Project in Kuching, which is part of the Sarawak Water Supply Grid Programme under the Ministry of Utilities and the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Sarawak Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said that the project, worth about RM85 million, was to meet the growing demand for water supply in Samariang and surrounding areas until 2030.

“The scope of the project includes the construction of a booster pumping station with a capacity of 50 million litres per day, construction of three elevated water tanks with a total capacity of 12 million litres, installation of a 13km pipeline from the Jalan Matang-Batu Kawa junction through the new road at the federal administrative centre to the new booster pumping station.

“Apart from that, it also involves the installation of a 3km pipeline from the new booster pumping station to the elevated water tanks as well as the installation of a submarine pipeline in Sungai Samariang,” said Abdul Rahman in a statement issued by the Sarawak Public Communications unit today.

Once completed and operational, the project, which is fully funded by the Sarawak government, will further improve the water supply system in areas that experience low water pressure during peak hours.

It will also be able to meet the growing consumer demand along Jalan Sultan Tengah to Damai in 2030.