The Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), in collaboration with Sabah Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Sabah State Water Department will be organising a Webinar on Federal RMK12: Addressing Water Supply Issue in Sabah on Friday, 15th October 2021 at 2.30 p.m. via ZOOM.

Clean water access has been a major issue in Sabah for decades, even more so in recent years with rapid development and urbanisation. This problem affects both the rural and urban population that are brought on by several factors such as development efforts that restricts the State’s natural water sources, supply of clean water that cannot accommodate the increasing demands and insufficient Federal Government’s fundings and intervention to resolve the State’s water issues. Massive public criticism towards the efficiency of local authorities have been highlighted in recent times by the media.

The tabling of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) by Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob sees the acknowledgement and efforts to an increased infrastructure development in Sabah, especially in ensuring clean water supply to the state

On that note, this webinar serves as a platform to enlighten the public on the real situation that surrounds the issue of water shortages by relevant authorities, inform the masses on the strategic plans by the State Water Department to resolve the water shortages and be informed about the main factors needed to achieve 98% coverage of clean and safe water target by 2025 set by the Federal Government in the 12MP.

Mr. Edward Lingkapo, Director of State Water Department will be the speaker for this webinar.


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The event link will be emailed to you after you have successfully completed the registration form.

This webinar is open to the public. For enquiries, please email IDS Secretariat, Mdm. Muntazilah Rhadiah Ramlee at [email protected]

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