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Groundwater Tube Well Construction for Kampung Ketior Dalam, Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Kg Ketior Dalam is located in Mukim Senggang, Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The head of the village is Mr Omar Bin Safiee (Mobile: 019 – 5217539). There are 550 occupants from 150 houses in this village. Most of the villagers work in rubber and palm plantations with only approximately 10 people work with the government services. Lembaga Air Perak or Perak Water Board (LAP) supplies the water for this village using 4-inch asbestos cement pipes installed in 1983. The life span of these pipes is approximately between 20 to 25 years. Based on a discussion with the head of the village on Tuesday, 7th June 2016, there are frequent cases of leakages. In addition, there will be limited amount of water due to low water pressure especially during festive season or if there are weddings held in Kg Ketior Luar. After a thorough discussion between USM and the head of the village, it was decided that a groundwater tube well will be most suited to be constructed within the vicinity of the surau where the water will be assessable for all villagers. Besides, the electricity bill for pumping of water from the tube well will be shared by the villages if it is to be constructed for the surau.

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DARI BATU KAPUR KE PENAPIS AIR: MANFAAT PENDUDUK ORANG ASLI LANGKOR

SUNGAI SIPUT, 31 JANUARI 2016 – Tidak diduga bermula dari kajian berkenaan batu kapur oleh sekumpulan penyelidik dari Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) sekitar tahun 2011 berjaya menghasilkan penapis sumber air berkos rendah yang telah memanfaatkan hampir 200 penduduk orang asli Kampung Langkor, Sungai Siput, Perak.

Pelaburan penyelidikan yang diketuai oleh Prof. Dr. Mohd Nordin Adlan dari Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam, USM, berjumlah RM160,000 ini berjaya meningkatkan mutu kehidupan penduduk orang asli di kawasan tersebut.

Projek yang dinamakan ‘Bekalan air untuk masyarakat kurang mampu’ telah berjaya mengatasi masalah bekalan air bersih bagi penduduk tersebut sejak tahun 2014 yang turut dirasmikan oleh Menteri Besar Perak, Dato' Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry bin Abd Kadir, Menteri Besar Perak.

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USM TRANSFERS KNOWLEDGE TO 43 ‘ORANG ASLI’ FAMILIES AT KAMPUNG LANGKOR

SUNGAI SIPUT, 1 February 2016 – The ‘orang asli’ population in Kampung Langkor, a village in northern Sungai Siput, Perak could not hide their feelings of gratitude and was thankful when receiving a visit by a delegation from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) recently.

Such was the feeling as expressed by the head of Kampung Langkor, Hashim Alang as he welcomed the arrival of this delegation, which was made more joyful with the first-time visit of the delegation from the Perak Water Board (LAP) and also the Kerian District official YDH Toh Muda Orang Kaya Kaya Laksamana Raja Mahkota Dato' Haji Meor Redwan Mahayudin.

Hashim said, the presence of the delegates from USM since the clean water project began in 2012 was very much appreciated and every time, their next visit has been eagerly awaited by the 43 families of this village.

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