New dam construction must be expedited - Mohd Shafie

Last update: 12/01/2019
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has directed the State Infrastructure Development Ministry to expedite the construction of the new Sabah dam project to ensure sufficient supply of water in the west coast areas.

He said the construction of the new dam was necessary as a long term measure to address water woes plaguing the west coast including the Kota Kinabalu, Papar, Penampang, Inanam and Tuaran areas.

"The state government will look into ways to ensure water supply in Kota Kinabalu and the nearby areas is always sufficient and I have also urged Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony to speed up works on the new dam," he told reporters here today.

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