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Water aid to Pangkor Island

By: Zaki Salleh

MANJUNG – The process of sending water aid to the affected residents after two days of disruption went smoothly, including to Pangkor Island.

Since this morning, the Perak Water Board (LAP) has made two trips to deliver four water trucks to the island using the ferry service.

The lorries were then moved to a designated location to make it easier for residents to take water aid.

Meanwhile, residents around Manjung and Lumut can still get free water through initiatives carried out by Pusat Khidmat Rakyat DUN Pangkor, Marina Island and Pro Cut Auto.

Pangkor assemblyman, Norhaslinda Zakaria said, the initiative has been continued for the past two days so that all levels of the population have a water supply.

She said the operation of giving free water will continue for 24 hours until further notice.

“Residents can go to Marina Island and inform the guard at the main entrance and inform that they want to get water at Pro Cut Auto.

“Make sure you bring a container¬† and take it as needed, not for business purposes,” she said.

She also thanked the owner of the business premises, Akmal Maradzi for helping people in difficult situations.

In the meantime, repair work at the Teluk Kepayang Water Treatment Plant (LRA) is still being carried out by the LAP following the burst pipe incident that happened last Friday.

Until now around 30 per cent of the affected areas in the Manjung and Perak Hilir districts have been restored despite the low water pressure.

The Chairman of the State Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transport Committee, Datuk Sri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin informed us, the disruption is expected to be fully restored before this Saturday.

“We expect a high probability that 50 per cent of the affected areas will get water tomorrow with priority in important places such as hospitals.

“Based on our repair work, the recovery period may be made faster,” she said.

She had previously inspected the repair work on the broken water pipe at Teluk Kepayang LRA this morning.

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