KUCHING, May 21 2012 (Bernama) -- A total of RM3.11 billion has been allocated to Sarawak to implement Rural Water Supply (BALB) and Rural Electricity Supply projects (BELB) under the National Key Result Area.
Sarawak Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said from 477 BALB projects under the programme, 311 were completed while 166 were at various stages of implementations, with an allocation of RM1.73 billion.
"A total of 50,000 households will benefit from the projects by the end of the year and the number will go up to 89,000 by 2013," he said when winding up the session for his ministry at the State Assembly sitting, here, today.
He said Sarawak also received a special allocation to implement 30 more water supply projects at a cost of RM109.75 million. Twenty-seven were completed while the rest were being implemented.
For BELB projects, he said RM1.38 billion had been allocated to Sarawak to implement 829 projects which would benefit 44,300 households.
Almost 75 per cent of the rural populace in Sarawak were now enjoying electricity supply.