KOTA BARU: Two villages in Pasir Mas will get water supply from a high technology system introduced by a local company in additition to two villages in Tumpat.
Kelantan People's Action Council (MTRK) president Azmi Ali said he was told by Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Mustapa Mohamed on Friday that the system would be installed at Kampung Tokla and Kampung Kubang Bemban in Pasir Mas as a temporary measure to overcome the water shortage in the district.
Mustapa earlier announced the installation of stand pipes using the reverse osmosis process to two villages -- Kampung Tualang and Kampung Derdap in Tumpat -- at a cost of more than RM100,000.
Azmi thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the swift response to its memorandum submitted during his visit to the state last Sunday.
MTRK, in the memorandum, had requested for an allocation of RM2.8 million to overcome water shortage in all parliamentary constituencies in the state.
"The quick response to our request shows that the government cares and understands the problem faced by the people in Kelantan," he said here yesterday.
Azmi hits out at the state government and water provider, Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd, for not lifting a finger to help the residents in Pasir Mas who faced a water cut for more than a week recently.
"Other than repairing the water treatment plant at Kelar, AKSB did not send tankers to provide water to the villagers.
"The state government also did not take steps to at least distribute drinking water to residents."