1. BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO SOLVE WATER SUPPLY SHORTAGE
The construction of the RM600 million Muara Lassa Bridge is expected to be done by 2023 will boost the socio-economic conditions of the local people and solve the problem of treated water supply shortage.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said, the bridge which is the main link to Mukah and Daro, also has the potential to further raise the development of local agriculture and fisheries.
For the next five years, the bridge will support water pipes for Tanjung Manis, Pulau Bruit and Daro.
2. NO CLOUD SEEDING YET AS HAZE WORSENS
As the air quality continued to worsen at unhealthy levels, no cloud seeding is yet to be conducted in the state.
A statement issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department said even though the chance of heavy rains in Sumatra and Borneo is low in the coming weeks, Cloud Seeding Operation (OPA) can only be done if the sky above the state is conducive to the operation.
The API readings in Kuching and Sri Aman continue to rise to unhealthy and hazardous level for the past three days, and the public is advised to remain indoors and wear masks when they go outdoors to avoid health complications.
3. CARPENTER STREET LIGHTS UP FOR INTERCULTURAL MOONCAKE FESTIVAL
The 18th Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival, is taking place at Carpenter Street and Ewe Hai Street till Sept 13.
Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang who launched the festival said the event not only celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival but showcases Sarawak’s rich cultural diversity.
He further said that the event has taken great strides in portraying the nature of Sarawakians as truly accepting one another.