RM400,000 for surau upgrading project

Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan

KUCHING: A total of RM400,000 has been approved by the state government to upgrade Surau Kampung Berlipat in Lawas.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said an allocation of RM250,000 has also been approved for the construction of a new hall in the village and RM100,000 for a river dredging project in Kampung Belangsat.

The Bukit Sari assemblyman said an allocation for the project to set up a machete making workshop was also approved.

“However, we are still looking for a suitable site, as well as for the construction of a new surau, where an application has been made, but we don’t have a site for it yet.

“So it is better for us to upgrade the existing surau and expand it again with an allocation of RM400,000 for this purpose,” he said when visiting Kampung Berlipat on Saturday.

Awang Tengah said, the construction of cement roads at the village will be implemented in stages and villages that missed out on the project are urged to resubmit their application.

Separately, in a walkabout to inspect completed the Sarawak Poor Housing Improvement Project (PPRMS) houses in the constituency, the deputy chief minister said a total of RM2 million had been spent to repair 199 houses in Bukit Sari.

He added another 58 houses will be repaired in the constituency under the state government funded project this year.

“We will list those who need to be given priority under this programme. This home repair programme is implemented by the relevant government agencies including the Lawas district office.

“Most importantly, we want all community leaders to provide information on who should be given priority,” he said.