KOTA KINABALU, Pitas, located about 169 kilometres from here has been selected to host the Sabah-level 2019 Pesta Kaamatan scheduled to be launched by the Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on May 1.
State Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony who is also 2019 Pesta Kaamatan Main Organising Committee chairman said Pitas was chosen to give a chance to the residents in smaller districts and its surrounding areas to jointly feel the experience of hosting the annual festival celebration.
The state level launching of Pesta Kaamatan has never been held in Pitas, therefore this year, Pitas will host the event for the benefit of the people there.
On another matter, Peter said his ministry would be deploying more water tankers to meet the water supply in every district in the state especially during the hot season and protracted period with no rain.
He said water tankers are now serving critical areas and the ministry and Sabah Water Department had also sought the help of the Fire and Rescue Department as well as other agencies.
However, the number of water tankers are still not enough and we are thinking of providing each district with water tankers to facilitate delivering water to areas facing water shortage in future, he told reporters after a courtesy call on Juhar at Istana Negeri here today.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)