Rural Water Supply (BALB)
  1. What is the scope of the BALB programme/project? The scope of the BALB project includes:
    • Supply and connection of reticulation pipes from the existing system, i.e. the main pipes of the State Water Authority (PBAN), including the construction of tanks and the booster pump system (repair, enlargement, replacement and modification works of pipes and treatment plants lie outside the scope of work of the BALB projects and remain the responsibility of the PBAN.)
    • (The connection of new reticulation pipes shall be up to the meter points only.
    • The average cost for houses in rural areas/villages that are eligible to apply is RM30,000.00.
    • The project site must be located outside the administration of a Local Authority (LA).
  2. How does one apply for and obtain information on BALB? Application forms are available at the ministry’s website at www.wearerocketeer.com/kplb/.
  3. What are the criteria for the selection of BALB projects?
    • The selection criteria for BALB projects are based on the planning and selection of BALB projects conducted at the district level with the involvement of local leaders, such as elected representatives (State Legislative Assembly Members and Members of Parliament) or political leaders and the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) in accordance with the BALB Project Selection Guidelines.
    • BALB projects that have been listed in order of priority will be discussed and finalised by the District Development Committee (JKPD).
    • The finalised list at the district level will then be submitted to the State Development Office (PPN) or the Federal Development Department (JPP) for co-ordination with the PBAN.
    • The State Development Council will finalise and approve the list of projects before submitting it to the ministry using Form BALB 1/2000.
    • BALB projects must be located outside the city and outside the area of operations (services) of the Local Authority (LA).
    • The proposed locations for BALB projects include traditional villages, Orang Asli villages, longhouses and new settlement areas.
    • The application for BALB projects includes connecting reticulation pipes, construction of tanks and booster pump systems, repair, replacement and modification of pipes and treatment plants as well as construction of fully treated water supply systems.
  4. What are the guidelines for the selection of the executing contractors?
    • The executing contractors shall possess Bumiputera status contractors registered under the Companies Act, 1965.
    • Contractors must be registered with the Contractor Services Centre (PKK) under Classes D, E, EX or F, with Head III, Sub-Head 3, 4 and 6 and Head IV, Sub-Head 6 (a) with a valid registration licence.
    • The selection of qualified contractors shall be coordinated by the District Development Office and Territory Development Office with the involvement of elected representatives (State Legislative Assembly Members and Members of Parliament).
    • The list of executing contractors that are shortlisted shall be jointly co-ordinated by the State Development Office/Federal Development Department and PBAN.
    • The list will be submitted to the ministry using Form BALB 2/2000. The final list of executing contractors is then collated taking into consideration the ministry’s list of registered interested parties.
    • Executing Contractor rotation shall be made annually, whereby 10% of high-performing contractors will be maintained and new contractors will be given a chance.
  5. Which division should be contacted to enquire about BALB services?

    Bahagian Infrastruktur (Infrastructure Division) Aras 23, Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah (KKLW) No 47, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4 Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62100 PUTRAJAYA Tel: 03 – 8891 2000 Faks: 03 – 8888 2337