MIRI: Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew on Monday visited several sites to witness the handover of projects under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) to selected contractors.
According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) on Tuesday (Sept 7), one of the locations visited was a basketball court and recreational park at Taman Bumiko here.
He said two RTP projects would be implemented in this area, namely, the upgrading of Taman Bumiko recreational park and the upgrading of the basketball court with a total cost of RM469,810.
“Today (Monday), we handed over the two RTP 2021 projects to the contractor. The first project is the park upgrading project with facilities for children and exercise equipment costing RM120,000.
“This project is expected to be completed within three months,” he said after witnessing the handover of the projects on Monday.
Ting, who is also Piasau assemblyman, said the second project was the upgrading of the basketball court and at Taman Bumiko at a cost of RM349,810.
“These upgrades include the addition of a roof, control room, and drain as well as the repainting of the floor of the basketball court,” he said.
Both projects started simultaneously on Monday and will take three months to complete, that is, by Dec 5 this year.
Ting also visited Taman Delight 1A where he handed over an RTP project to Wan Company to upgrade of the local recreational park.
This project costing RM150,000 involves the upgrading of facilities for children, exercise equipment, and lighting.
At another site, he handed over a drainage cover construction project at Jalan Kampung Luak 1E here to Beliron Enterprise.
The project which costs RM100,000 involves the construction of a 70-metre covered drains and a 1.2-metre-wide road.
Similar to the two projects at Taman Bumiko, these two started simultaneously on Monday and are expected to be completed by Dec 5.