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KUALA LUMPUR: HSS Engineers Bhd, through its subsidiary SMHB Engineering, has participated in recently released tenders for water infrastructure projects in East Malaysia, to boost its order book exceeding RM500 million.

With water shortage an issue, Sabah and Sarawak state governments have already announced plans to address the agenda.

Among the initiatives is the Sarawak Water Grid project, whereby the state government is looking to improve upon water supply services, especially towards rural areas.

Executive vice chairman Tan Sri Kuna Sittampalam said with the increasing concern over water supply in the country, the necessary plans are now being implemented by various authorities such as the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Suruhanjaya Pengurusan Air Negara (SPAN), Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB) and various state governments to ensure sustainable and constant supply of water.

“Major capital works projects are being tendered out in Sabah and Sarawak, and we expect other states to follow suit, especially those with water-deficits such as Pulau Pinang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Selangor,” he said..

As a key player in the water industry for more than 55 years, HEB Group, through our subsidiary SMHB Engineering is well positioned to jump on the bandwagon when water infrastructure projects are announced, he added. Further to this, Kuna said the group will be participating in various flood mitigation tenders recently issued by Jabatan Pengairan and Saliran.

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