Second dam needed for Sabah

Precious water: Pairin (right) touching the water flow from a dam replica while permanent secretary of Ministry of Infrastructure Development Datuk Michael Emban (second left) and others look on at the launching of the Sabah State Level World Water Day Conference and Exhibition. — Photo by NORMIMIE DIUN

KOTA KINABALU: The water supply situation along Sabah’s west coast is at a precarious stage with the existing Babagon dam being barely able to meet existing demand, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said.

He said there was no other choice but for the state to build a second water supply dam at the Crocker Range near Kampung Kaiduan in Papar district near here.

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