Phase 2 of RES project to Selangau underway

Works to provide electricity supply for the villages are now underway.

KUCHING: The second phase of the Rural Electrification Scheme (RES), which is set to benefit 21 longhouses in Selangau, is in progress.

Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang said part of the RES project is being implemented for Rumah Rantai and Rumah Entri, Bukit Keladan, Mukah-Selangau Road.

“The project will allow 21 longhouses with 413 doors to enjoy continuous 24-hour electricity supply.

“The cost is estimated at RM14.738 million and it is slated for completion by March 2021,” he said in a Facebook post today.

For the areas of Sekuau, Gira said the second phase of the RES, costing RM12.42 million, will benefit 16 longhouses with 211 doors.

“For the areas of Balingian, 394 doors of 23 longhouses are set to benefit from the project. The project would cost RM7.08 million,” he said.

Gira advised the villagers to lend their support to the implementing agency and workers for the projects to be completed in a timely manner.

“I urged that all involved including Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), contractors and local dwellers will cooperate with one another so that the project can be implemented smoothly,” he said.