Azizul Annuar Adenan (GPS-Tanjong Datu) stressed that critical projects in Tanjong Datu require prompt action.
Apart from the concerns about dilapidated schools in the state constituency, he pointed out that there are three delayed projects that need to be resolved.
“I was made to understand by the Lundu Education Office that there are applications to repair and upgrade dilapidated schools in my constituency.
“However, to date, there has been no feedback or action taken on this application.
We are aware that this matter falls under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Due to the need and urgency, the schools need to be repaired and upgraded as soon as possible,” he said.
He said this during a debate in support of the Supply Bill (2023) and motion to refer the Resolution of the Development Expenditure Budget for 2023 on the fifth day of the 19th State Legislative Assembly (DUN) session on Friday (Nov 25).
He pointed out that among the schools that required immediate attention are SK Lebai Mentali and SMK Lundu.
On the same note, he pointed out that additional requirements needed and poor contractor performance were to blame for the delays in the three projects, namely, Project Anjung Usahawan Telok Melano, Anjung Usahawan Sematan, and Water Treatment Plant Sematan (Phase 2).
“These projects need to be completed due to the necessity of water supply and the development of the tourism industry in Sematan, respectively.
“To make Lundu a tourism centre in the southern area of Sarawak, it requires a lot of development and work,” said Azizul.