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Some fishermen caused Sandakan's monthslong salty water supply problem: Shahelmey
Published on: Wednesday, February 08, 2023
By: Winnie Kasmir
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Some fishermen caused Sandakan's monthslong salty water supply problem: Shahelmey
Shahelmey (fourth from right) is briefed about a rivergate in Sandakan by a Water Department officer. (Photo: Daily Express/Winnie Kasmir)
SANDAKAN: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Shahelmey Yahya said the monthslong salty water problem in Sandakan was caused by some fishermen, but he is confident that the issue will be resolved “soon” after spareparts for a rivergate arrive from India in early March.

Shahelmey, who is also the Public Works Minister, visited the Segaliud rivergate and water treatment plant on Wednesday.

"This rivergate is used by several groups of village fishermen to go out and enter for fishing activities, this causes the entry of sea water into the water supply intake for the Segaliud treatment plant,” he said.

"So I discussed with the Sabah State Water Department how we deal with this problem in the short term as well as for the long term.

"When this rivergate is repaired soon, it will again be able to control and regulate the water flow into the water supply intake.”

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