Second phase of renovation work at Batu Kitan water treatment plant scheduled to be completed in July

Kuching: The second phase of renovation of the Batu Kitan water treatment plant is expected to be completed by July this year.

Public Utilities and Telecommunications Minister Datuk Seri Juraihi Narawi said once the second phase is completed, the plant’s designed capacity will increase from 780 million liters per day (MLD) to 884 MLD.

He said once the second stage is fully operational, the water treatment plant will be able to supply treated water to areas such as Kuching, Santubong, Petra Jaya, Asa Jaya, Sampadi, Lambungan and Demakraut.

“The total cost of the second stage of the upgrade is estimated at RM107 million. Additionally, we expect the reserve margin for treated water to increase from 8% to 12%,” he elaborated.

Mr Juraich said the ongoing renovations at the water treatment plant are part of continued efforts to ensure adequate treated water supply to the Kuching region.

“With this in mind, Kuching Water Board (KWB) is actively seeking solutions to enhance the supply of treated water to meet the demands of critical regions,” he added. Ta.

He made these remarks during a site visit to the Batu Kitan Water Treatment Plant on Thursday (March 28).

Currently, the production design capacity of Batu Kitan Water Treatment Plant is 780 MLD.

On a separate note, the KWB network consists of 11 major reservoirs and approximately 3,000 km of pipelines that supply treated water to 198,643 active accounts in Kuching and neighboring areas including Samarahan, Assajaya, Santubong and Bau. I am.

Meanwhile, Jureich revealed that the water coverage rate in Sarawak as a whole has reached 84 percent.

“However, a number of water supply projects have been approved by the state government and are either already being implemented or are underway. Some projects, such as the second phase renovation of Serian Water Treatment Plant, are progressing although they will take time.

“Our goal is to fully cover all of Sarawak by 2030. We are actively working towards this goal.”

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