SMK Saint Patrick Mukah, which has been standing for 114 years, needs to be rebuilt and upgraded, said Yussibnosh Balo

“The school will experience problems such as lack of furniture, a science lab, teacher’s room, canteen and co-operative shop, workshop, library and multi-purpose block.

“The number of available classes is only 13 to fit an intake of about 700 students next year.

“Thus, I request a part of the RM5.5 million allocated for the repair of dilapidated schools in the state be used to upgrade the school as well as to have the it listed among the 62 schools under the Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda),” he said.

He said this while taking part in the debate on the Supply Bill (2020) 2019 at the august House here, yesterday.

Meanwhile, Kennedy Chukpai Ugon (GPS-Murum) called on the state government to upgrade the roads in his constituency as only 15 percent of the roads were paved; the rest are logging roads.

“The former timber roads are always cut off during the rainy season, such as Tubau, Ulu Jelalong, Ulu Sujan, Urun, Koyan, Murum and Ulu Sungai Linau.

“In fact, 12 projects to upgrade the former timber roads in Murum have been approved by the previous federal government but have now been cancelled by Pakatan Harapan (PH),” he said.

However, Kennedy noted that half of the project was taken over and is being pursued by the state government through the Ulu Rejang Development Authority (Urda) for the first phase of implementation.

“Therefore, I hope that the state government would provide sufficient funding to Urda to implement the people’s projects,” he added.