RES projects in Tamin delayed

A file photo of the RES project in progress in the Tamin state constiruency last year.

SELANGAU: All Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) projects in the Tamin state constituency will be completed later than scheduled as related works have to be stopped due to the re-implementation of the movement control order (MCO), said Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang.

The projects, amounting to RM46.167 million, are expected to benefit 80 longhouses or 1,429 families in the constituency.

It involves the areas of Ulu Balingian/Jalan Sapudun, Sekuau/Ulu Oya/Ulu Pakoh/Bunau, Tamin/Batang Oya, Ulu Selangau/Jalan Dijih/Jalan Mukah as well as Jalan Kua/Ulu Mukah.

“Construction works started early last year and they are supposed to be completed early this year.

“However, due to the re-implementation of the MCO, all RES projects have to be postponed.

“Only the Pan Borneo Highway project is allowed to run as usual.

“I hope the people in my constituency understand this situation,” he said.

Gira added that what is important at the moment is that Sarawakians should work together to stop the spread of Covid-19 from getting worse.