Pan Borneo contractor compounded
Published on: Friday, May 25, 2018

Sandakan: A contractor here was compounded RM25,000 by the Water Department for negligence.Sandakan Water Department Engineer Ishar Hamka Ismail said he received information on the main pipe burst incident at Sandakan-Kinabatangan Road on May 22.

"During the survey, the Water Department found that the main pipe was broken due to the negligence of workers from the company undertaking the Pan-Borneo road upgrade project for Sandakan and Kinabatangan areas.

"The contractor was directed to repair the damage to avoid water wastage and continuous disruption to consumers," he said, Thursday.

Ishar said the contractor was compounded RM25,000 under Section 49(a) of the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003.

Toward this end, Ishar said the Water Department urged all consumers to comply with the law as stated in the Water Supply Enactment 2003 or face severe penalties if found guilty.

The Water Department also requested cooperation from the public to inform cases of theft or leakage of water pipes immediately to the Sandakan Water Department's Hotline at 1300 8888 55. - Winnie Kasmir


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