KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Higher Education has announced that an additional allocation of RM2 million will be provided to address the water problems at the main campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), here.
Its minister Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir saidthat RM1 million of the allocation will be used to fund the installation of pumps, allowing water from below to flow to higher ground within the university.
The remaining funds will be utilized to construct more water pipes around the campus, ensuring an adequate water supply for UMS citizens, particularly the students residing on campus.
These measures were identified as key concerns by UMS residents and were discussed during a meeting between Zambry and university students at the UMS main campus in Likas, today.
He said the allocation is in addition to the RM3 million previously announced by the Prime Minister to address the water problem at UMS.
Zambry expressed his hope that the implementation of the water supply improvement project at UMS will proceed swiftly for the benefit of all.
Furthermore, he mentioned the state government’s long-term plan to enhance water supply capacity in the state, and expressed his desire for UMS experts to contribute to the success of this mission