Abdul Yakub (second right) receiving a memento from Robin as others look on.

BALINGIAN: The mini stadium here will undergo a facelift soon to upgrade the sports facilities in the sub-district.

Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi said yesterday that the upgrading work would cost RM9 mil.

“A grandstand for the stadium and an indoor stadium have also been proposed, and will be implemented in stages in future,” he said when closing the Sepakat@Komuniti Pembudayaan Norma Baharu:Putuskan Rantaian Covid-19 programme at Kampung Lintang community hall here.

He revealed that other development projects being proposed included the Balingian sub-district office building (RM5 mil); Dalat and Mukah District Council Balingian sub-district office building (RM5 mil); retaining wall (RM4 mil); riverfront; car park and a new public toilet.

Abdul Yakup also said the proposed  SMK Balingian project was still in the process of tender.

He added that a new mosque costing RM10 mil and a hawker centre had been proposed for Kuala Balingian.