KUCHING: A total of RM2 million were allocated by the federal government for the implementation of several projects in the Julau constituency.
Its MP Larry Sng said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has approved the funds which will be used for the construction and repair of concrete roads in the districts of Pakan and Julau.
“I am very pleased that my application in April has been approved by the prime minister. The allocation channelled by the government to implement the project is RM2 million.
“I am very grateful that the current government is concerned and has contributed to the Julau parliamentary constituency,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday.
Sng said previously, Federal Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin had approved two projects for Julau worth RM1.8 million.
“The funds given are for the repair works at the Julau Waterfront and a car park in Pakan,” he said.
Apart from that, Sng said the federal ministry also approved the proposed construction of a Class E fire station in Julau with an estimated cost ranging between RM2 million and RM3 million.
“This is important to address the issue of emergencies and frequent fire tragedies in the Julau area,” he said.
Sng said during his time as an MP for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government, several projects that were applied were approved by the government for the benefit of the dwellers in Julau.
Sng said Julau is also among the fastest to inoculate its people with the Covid-19 vaccines under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
“Although we often hear that it is difficult for the government to address the Covid-19 issue, especially in the rural areas, I would like to state that the vaccination programme in the Julau parliamentary constituency has ranked among the top in Sarawak.
“The vaccine reception in Julau is very good and more than 70 percent of the people aged 18 and above have received their vaccine jabs,” he said.