Bayayat Water Treatment Plant Upgrading Works In KB expected to complete by end of this year – Bung

KOTA KINABALU: The construction of Tube Wells at the Bayayat Water Treatment Plant in Kota Belud is expected to be completed by the end of this year.


Sabah Works Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said the development progress of the project has reached 94 per cent.

He told the Sabah assembly that the construction of another Tube Wells at the Kota Belud Water Treatment Plant is expected to commence next year.

“It (Sabah Water Department) is currently in the final stage of preparing a tender document before being submitted to KPLB and the construction is expected to begin next year,” he said.


Bung was replying to a question from Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (Umno-Usukan) who wanted to know the efforts by the state government to address the shortage of water supply in Kota Belud during the question-and-answer session at the Sabah Legislative Assembly, here on Thursday.

Bung said the implementation of the two projects is an alternative to underground raw water intake in the event of inlet operation disruption due to water turbidity in the Kadamaian River.

According to him, the State Water Department also approved the project to cut down the Non-Revenue Water Loss (NRW) in Kota Belud through the Sabah Water Supply Development Program in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

This project aims to overcome the problem of non-revenue water loss caused by water leaks and theft in addition to improving the water distribution system to consumers.

Currently, there are three Water Treatment Plants that supply treated water in Kota Belud, namely Pekan Kota Belud Water Treatment Plant, Bayayat Water Treatment Plant and Pandasan Water Treatment Plant with a total capacity of 43-million liters per day.

It exceeds the current consumer demand of 42.1-million liters per day.

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