ARMED with a 5,000-litre water tanker, two vans and a 4WD vehicle, the 60th Royal Army Engineers Regiment Volunteers (RAJD) have been deployed to work on urgent water projects in Kedah.
Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa said the team comprised 24 staff members from PBAPP and two from the National Water Services Commission.
“They will work at various areas in Kedah. This deployment is in response to a call by Syarikat Air Darul Aman Sdn Bhd, Kedah’s water supply operator, to the Malaysian army, ” said Jaseni in a statement.
The request was for RAJD to undertake emergency pipe laying works and distribution of water supply.
The Penang team will be working with other RAJD squads from Kedah, Pahang and Selangor.
“We will be laying pipelines at Kampung Tanah 100 in the Kota Setar district, Kampung Risda in Gurun, Kampung Anak Ikan in Bukit Selambau as well as in Kampung Bukit Chengal and Kampung Bendang Bukit in Pendang.
“This goodwill mission includes the deployment of water tankers to distribute treated water to affected consumers in Gurun, Merbok, Tanjung Dawai, Semeling and Sungai Lalang, ” said Jaseni.