Sarawak needs RM8 billion for electricity, water supply projects

16 Nov 13 Nov, 2016

Sarawak needs an allocation of RM8 billion to to provide clean water and electricity supply to all its rural areas by 2025. The state had formed the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) and the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply (Sawas) to supply electricity and water in remote areas that could not be reached by road. This year alone, Sares project had been implemented in 48 areas and all are expected to be ready by Christmas. Some 67 areas have been identified for implementation of Sawas projects next year.

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