RES projects to benefit 60 longhouses

Gira officiates at the event.

SELANGAU: When completed, the three Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) projects costing RM34.2 million in Tamin state constituency are expected to benefit 1,018 families from 60 longhouses.

According to Tamin assemblyman, Christopher Gira Sambang, the projects, which are expected to be completed in March next year, will be implemented in Sekuau/Oya/Pakoh/Bekiki, Balingian as well as the Selangau areas.

“A total of RM12.4 million has been allocated for the RES projects involving 16 longhouses in Sekuau/ Oya/ Pakoh/ Bekiki, RM7.8 million (involving 23 longhouses in Balingian) and RM14.7 million (involving 21 longhouses in Selangau).

“I urged the contractors to carry out their work according to the set schedules,” he said while officiating at the newly completed gravel road and earth breaking ceremony for the rural electricity supply to Rumah Nuyah Gerunang in Batang Oya here last Saturday.

Commenting on the newly completed 3km gravel road, Gira said the project, which was fully completed last June, was carried out in two phases.

“The Public Works Department (JKR) was appointed as the implementing agency for this RM800,000 RTP project.

“The earth road was completed in June 2018 (phase 1) and the second phase, which was completed in December last year, involves upgrading it to a gravel road,” he added.

Also present were Selangau district officer Inting Nyami and Penghulu Andrewson Ngalai.