Labuan risks loss of college, varsity over water shortage

LABUAN: Labuan’s chambers of commerce have voiced their concern that the island may lose two higher learning institutions if the water shortage problem remains.

Students of the two institutions, Labuan Matriculation College and University Malaysia of Sabah (UMS), are facing hardship in getting adequate water supply daily.

The majority of students come from Sarawak and Sabah.

Labuan joint chambers of commerce spokesperson Haji Yussof Mohammad said the water shortage since early this year had badly affected the 85,000 people on the island.

Labuan’s water woes are expected to be resolved by end 2010 after a RM365 million new undersea water pipeline from the Padas River in Beaufort is fully connected. — Bernama

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