Sarawak’s Mitigation Plan for Drought Hazard Ongoing

Hazy Days Ahead: Sarawak’s Mitigation Plan for Drought Hazard Ongoing

As the dry season is expected to prevail until August, water supply authorities in Sarawak have outlined their action plans to reduce the impact of the drought spells, Utilities and Telecommunication Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi said via a report by government news portal Bernama yesterday.

Community leaders and consumers, together with Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), Kuching Water Board, Sibu Water Board, and Laku Management Sdn Bhd, are encouraged to report any low water pressure or supply disruptions in their respective areas.

As part of its mitigation plans, there will be mobilised water tankers on standby, as well as water collection centres set up in strategic locations.

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said via Coconuts KL on April 18 that the heatwave would likely affect states within the north and east coasts. The northern regions are expected to experience a severe heatwave of over 37°C, causing more hazy days ahead.

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