KUANTAN: A total of 17 projects to address water supply issues in Pahang, involving an allocation of almost RM74mil. have been completed this year, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic).
According to him, the projects were implemented in several districts, including Lipis, Temerloh, Bentong and Raub.
"The state government is always committed to resolving water supply issues as soon as possible.
"We will try to expedite (the solutions)... our target is to solve 90% of Pahang's water supply issues by 2026," he said in reply to a supplementary question from Andansura Rabu (PN-Beserah) at the state assembly sitting here on Wednesday (Dec 6).
Responding to Andansura's original question on the progress of water supply projects in the state, Wan Rosdy said 93 out of the 217 projects under Phase One of the Pahang Water Supply Project 2021-2026 have been completed, 37 were currently under construction, and 87 were in the in the preliminary planning stage.
Meanwhile, he said a total of RM17.8mil had been allocated to resolve supply disruption and low water pressure issues in Kampung Darat Sekolah, Kampung Jeram, Kampung Bukit Gelugor and Taman Batu Hitam in Kuantan, involving 3,900 user accounts.
He said the project, which would be implemented by Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB), was currently in the process of appointing consultants and scheduled to commence in the middle of next year, with completion set for 2025. – Bernama