Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Putatan needs water treatment and sewerage systems – Yahya

PUTATAN:  Despite the vast development here, the district is still lack of two important systems – water treatment and sewerage.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin, in disclosing this yesterday, said that most of the discharges are released into the rivers untreated.
“Housing and building projects are mushrooming in the district, as well as government departments, and yet we do not have any proper sewerage and water treatment system.
“Lacking in these two systems has forced the discharges to be released into the rivers untreated, raising claims that the Petagas River is polluted,” he said when speaking at the launch of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah Borneo Marine Research Institute’s first phase of the Lobster Ranching Project at the Muhibbah Hall in Petagas here yesterday.
He also noted that excessive fishing activities are also among the contributing factors to the depletion of marine life.
“People are too greedy and it is affecting our marine life … they do not have enough time to mature. Some people practise fish bombing or use other types of poisons which kill the fish and their fries. This greediness must stop,” warned the Agriculture and Food Industry Minister.
Taking Japan as an example, he said the country emphasised on the importance of conserving the sea and marine life.
“That is why they are able to produce supplies of tuna fish, and earn millions from it,” he said.
Yahya also added that the move to set up the tagal committee would also help to monitor the fishing activities in the district.
“This innovative strategy could be the solution to change our way in managing our resources for the good of all,” he said, complimenting UMS for its initiative to promote the importance of conserving and protecting the environment.
On another development, Yahya also hoped that more programmes would be organised by UMS here.
“Although Putatan is close to the State capital, not many UMS projects are being done here. The university was built in Sepanggar and Sandakan is made the education hub, while many other projects are concentrated on the rural areas and the interior of Sabah.
“It is my hope that this project will be the beginning of many more to come,” he said.


Anak Sabah said...

Diharapkan sebuah sistem rawatan air dan sistem kumbahan yang boleh ditubuhkan di Putatan supaya pembangunan di situ lebih sempurna.

Anak Sabah said...

Air dan kumbahan yang tidak dirawat terus disalurkan ke sungai akan menyebabkan sungai kita semakin tercemar, oleh itu sistem kumbahan dan rawatan air adalah sangat diperlukan. Diharapkan kerajaan Sabah akan meluluskan peruntukan untuk menubuhkan logi kumbahan ini.

Green Sabah said...

Without a proper water treatment and sewerage system, the waste will be released into the sea or rivers, this will cause serious pollution.

Green Sabah said...

Agree with Anak Sabah, hope that the Sabah state government will approve the allocation to set up a water treatment and sewerage system in Putatan district.

mantera said...

air kumbahan kena sentiasa dirawat bagi memastikan ia tak mencemar alam.

Green Sabah said...

True Mantera, its a shame to see some of the untreated sewerage being released into the rivers and sea such as the one in Tanjung Aru beach. Imagine having to swim among the dirty sea water... I don't even want to think about it.

Azroy said...

rawatan air sememangnya penting untuk mengalihkan pencemaran yang ada pada air, atau menurunkan kepadatan sebarang pencemaran supaya air menjadi sesuai untuk kegunaan akhir yang diingini. satu contoh kegunaan ialah mengembalikan air yang telah digunakan ke alam sekitar tanpa menyebabkan kesan ekologi yang buruk.

Boiler Corrosion said...


Nice post! This treatment plant is the first water treatment facility. It is the largest membrane-based water treatment plant, and is also the first of its kind in the country to use large-scale micro filtration and reverse osmosis. The facility gives to develop alternative sources of water to ensure long-term water security for its customers. Thanks for sharing it.

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