Willie Mongin

KUCHING: The stretch along Puncak Borneo will be illuminated with street lights in the near future as work to implement this is currently underway.

Deputy Plantations and Commodities Minister Willie Mongin said the allocation for the project, which costs RM3mil, was approved by the Local Government and Housing Minister (KPKT).

“A total of RM200,000 has been channelled to the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) and the first phase of the project was implemented along the Puncak Borneo stretch.

“This includes installation of street lights at main junctions and sharp bends,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (Aug 14).

Willie said the project was scheduled to be continued on March 2020, but it was delayed due to the nationwide movement control order following the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Currently, the MPP is asking for the full installation cost from Sarawak Energy and when they already have that, they will write to KPKT through my office for fund disbursement and implementation.”

Willie also hoped that constituents take notice of the current situation and he pledged to continue working for the prosperity of the dwellers in Puncak Borneo.