364 power poles installed under RES

Gira (second left) visits a longhouse in Tamin.

KUCHING: A total of 364 electrical poles have been installed to supply power to Sekuau area in Tamin constituency.

Its assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang said the installation is under Phase 2 of the Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) for the area.

“I was briefed that the installation of 364 electrical poles including cables has been completed.

“At the same time, about 100 electrical poles are currently being installed. The longhouse residents here will enjoy 24-hour electricity supply facilities by June,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Gira recently paid a visit to the construction of the RES project in the Sekuau area for the seven longhouses in Pakoh and Bunau.

At the same time, he also officiated at the launch of the electricity supply at Rumah Akoh, a 32-door longhouse at Jalan Tajam, Batang Oya.

“Previously, the longhouse had used a generator as the source of electricity. I understand that Rumah Akoh chief previously spent RM300-RM400 a month to power the generator.

“With a 24-hour electricity supply now, his family pays an electricity bill of about RM80 a month,” he said.

Gira said the Tamin state constituency has received funds from the Sarawak government amounting to RM46.7 million under Projek Rakyat.

“All these projects are underway and are expected to be completed by mid-2021.

“On behalf of the residents of the Tamin constituency, I would like to thank Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and the Sarawak government,” he said.