PM launches S'wak Lifesaver M1 Water Supply project
SOME 20,000 families in the state are now enjoying fresh water supply using the Malaysian-developed Lifesaver M1 System, which uses the latest British nanotechnology.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launched the system at Beladin, a small fishing and farming town about 60km from here, which is part of the Batang Lupar parliamentary constituency.
Speaking at a meet-the-people session in the compound of the Beladin town mosque, Najib said the project was yet another testimony of the continuous effort of the Barisan Nasional government to raise the living standard of the people.
He said it had, through the rural and regional development ministry and the 1Malaysia Development Board, spent RM60 million to implement the project.
"In our development agenda, we are focused on helping the people raise their standard of living through our transformation programme.
"We have one which is aimed at bringing overall development and progress in the country and for the betterment of the government delivery system. We also have the rural transformation programme aimed at building more roads, bringing more water and power supply projects and housing into rural areas nationwide," he said.
Najib said the transformation programmes were far more beneficial than the reformation agenda of the opposition which would only create chaos and destruction.
Thus, he appealed to the people to give his government another five years in the coming 13th general election to effectively implement both programmes.
He said it was more so in Sarawak which is a very large state with very scattered population.
Najib said, unlike the opposition, the BN government was very serious in keeping all promises it made, with regard to the people's well-being and welfare.
"They are only good at making sweet promises which they cannot fulfill and which is dangerous.
"The BN is capable of keeping its promises as it has the resources to do so, due to the sound position of its economy which has registered a growth of 6.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012, which is also one of the highest in the world," he said.
"This also means our economy has been run very well. We can have more funds to implement more projects and assistance which are very beneficial to the people, like the BR1M financial aid and now, we are distributing the much better BR1M 2," he said.
Najib reiterated, if the economy allowed it, the government would consider BR1M 3.
On the BN government, he said its strength lay in power-sharing among the various races in the country.
"We are also very strong and stable because we share, not only the country's wealth but the many challenges and problems coming our way where we believe in mutual consultation.
"We even share our communal festivals," he said, adding that unlike the opposition like the Selangor government, each time it faced a problem, it would blame that on the BN.
"Now, Selangor is going to face a serious water shortage problem and yet its government still stubbornly refuses to consult and work together with us to solve it," he added.
On a lighter note, Najib said he found it very heartening that in his visit here, even the elderly, some with just two teeth, greeted him warmly with 'I Love PM' placards.
He said this was a sign that the BN was still dear to their hearts and would be their choice in the coming polls. — Bernama
As found at:- http://www.mmail.com.my/story/pm-launches-swak-lifesaver-m1-water-supply-project-48337