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The Official Website of
Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department

Address:

Ibu Pejabat,
Jabatan Bekalan Air Luar Bandar (JBALB) Sarawak,
Mezzanine and 1st Floor,
Bangunan ST3,
No. 55, Jalan Simpang Tiga,
93350 Kuching,
Sarawak.

Telephone: 082-263000

Fax: 082-263197 (General) 

       082-263199 (Director)

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About JBALBAbout JBALB

WHAT IS JBALB?

JBALB stands for Jabatan Bekalan Air Luar Bandar.

 


 

HISTORY OF JBALB SARAWAK



Since 1882, Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Sarawak has been entrusted with the responsibility of constructing and maintaining public infrastructure, buildings, including water supply system for the Government. This role has to be realigned, strengthened and enhanced to keep pace with the changes in the operating environment due to population growth and the socio-economic development agenda in the State towards achieving Vision 2020.

The management and administration of public water supplies in Sarawak is under the purview of Ministry of Public Utilities. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Utilities is appointed as the State Water Authority (SWA) under the provisions of the Water Ordinance 1994 which has also allowed for the establishment of various Water Supply Authorities under Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) to supply potable water to stipulated towns and rural areas.

Public water supplies in Sarawak are under the management of the following Water Supply Authorities:

  1. JKR Water Supply Authorities (currently Jabatan Bekalan Air Luar Bandar);
  2. Lembaga Air Kuching (Kuching Water Board);
  3. Lembaga Air Sibu (Sibu Water Board); and
  4. LAKU Management Sdn. Bhd.


JBALB NOW

Jabatan Bekalan Air Luar Bandar (JBALB) [Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department], formerly JKR Water Supply Authorities, was launched on 1st September 2015. The appointment of its first Director, Ir. Daniel Wong Park Ing was on the 1st October 2015. It has now then carried on with the same roles and responsibilities as JKR Water Supply Authorities.

Mr. Ir. Daniel Wong Park Ing was then replaced by Mr. Ir. Chang Kuet Shian after his retirement, assisted by two deputy directors namely Mr. Andrew Ling Eng Lik [Deputy Director (Management)] and Mr. Thomas Lucas Santang [Deputy Director (Technical)]. 

Prior to Mr. Andrew Ling's retirement in November 2019, he was then replaced by Mr. Ahmad Selihin Che Said [Deputy Director (Operation)].

Jabatan Bekalan Air Luar Bandar (JBALB) [Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department], formerly JKR Water Supply Authorities, was launched in 1st September 2015. The appointment of its first Director, Ir. Daniel Wong Park Ing was on the 1st October 2015. It has now then carried on with the same roles and responsibilities as JKR Water Supply Authorities.
Mr. Ir. Daniel Wong Park Ing was then replaced by Mr. Ir. Chang Kuet Shian after his retirement, assisted by two deputy directors namely Mr. Andrew Ling Eng Lik [Deputy Director (Management)] and Mr. Thomas Lucas Santang [Deputy Director (Technical)]. 
Prior to Mr. Andrew Ling's retirement in November 2019. he was then replaced by Mr. Ahmad Selihin Che Said [Deputy Director (Operation)]