PDK, tahfiz centre latest facilities in Sadong Jaya

Nancy (second left) and Aidel (second right) during the symbolic handing over ceremony of the Sadong Jaya PDK.

SADONG JAYA: The Sadong Jaya Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) and Sadong Jaya Darul Iman Tahfiz Centre here are the two latest additions to existing facilities in the area.

Federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister and Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the new facilities would benefit the community regardless of age, gender and religion.

“Today (March 6), I am here to officiate the handing over of the new Sadong Jaya PDK worth RM450,000 from the state Public Works Department (JKR) and the opening ceremony of the tahfiz classes.

“With these facilities in place, local residents can organise or participate in many more activities,” she said during her visit here today.

Meanwhile, Sadong Jaya assemblyman Aidel Lariwoo who was also present said the new facilities would complement other existing facilities such as the Darul Iman Mosque, Rumah Usahawan Wanita (Women Entrepreneurs Centre) and Internet Centre.

“Apart from that, we will also develop the Sadong Jaya Sports Complex worth RM13 million which is currently in the tendering process and Sadong Jaya sub-district mosque worth RM9 million,” he said.

Nancy also presented about 400 elevated water tanks whereby the water supply will be drawn from the Bengoh Dam and connected all the way to Asajaya, Sadong Jaya, Sebangan, Simunjan, Sebuyau and other coastal areas under the Sarawak Water Supply Grid Programme.

According to Nancy, the provision of water tanks is a continuous initiative because it is based on requests from the constituents in the event that they needed to replace their old or faulty tanks.

She also witnessed Aidel presenting five minor rural project (MRP) grants to Sadong Jaya Darul Iman Tahfiz Centre (RM50,000), Sadong Jaya Library (RM20,000), Sadong Jaya Economic Committee (RM30,000), Sadong Jaya Ibadah Qurban 2021 Programme (RM100,000) and Sadong Jaya Badminton Club (RM20,000).

Asked on the status of delayed projects in Batang Sadong parliamentary constituency, she explained that the delay was largely due to the implementation of movement restriction to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection.

“The Perikatan Nasional has only taken over the federal government about a year ago. At the time, we were already facing this Covid-19 pandemic and had to focus on implementing movement control order (MCO) to curb the spread.

“However, we managed to complete a number of small projects especially those that do not require tendering process, while the ones with tender contributed to the delay issue,” she elaborated.