DBKU to spend RM52 million on infrastructure devt

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KUCHING: The Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) will spend RM52 million for infrastructure development under its jurisdiction.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said this involved 30 road projects, 20 drains, 28 buildings, 10 streetlights, and three landscapes.

He said such development was important to improve the living standard of city dwellers and to meet their needs as well as provide socioeconomic facilities for the community.

“Development projects in DBKU’s administrative area are implemented continuously to meet the needs of the community,” he said at the press conference at DBKU Headquarters here on Thursday (Oct 21).

He explained that for this year, DBKU had also spent RM52 million for the development of 97 projects. As for last year, he said DBKU had spent RM92 million, mostly involving road development projects.

Dr Abdul Rahman said that DBKU would install 210 units of smart LED lights at Jalan Patingan, Jalan Muhibbah, Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol, Jalan Haji Mataim, Jalan Muda Hashim, Jalan Bolhassan, Jalan Patinggi Ali, Jalan Haji Kassan, and Jalan Tanjung.

“This lighting system can be monitored online and also save time for inspection and repair work,” he said.

He added that DBKU would take over supervision and maintenance works of the Satok Suspension Bridge next year.

“DBKU will carry out services relating to cleaning, security, maintenance, installation of signage, activity management, and related works,” he said.

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