RM402 million spent on 59 dilapidated schools this year


SADONG JAYA: A total of 59 projects to upgrade and rebuild dilapidated schools in Sarawak at a cost of RM402 million have been approved this year.

Deputy Education Minister II Datuk Mohamad Alamin disclosed this during a working visit to three schools namely SK Pangkalan Kuap, SK Sambir and SK Pendam to oversee the progress of upgrading these dilapidated schools yesterday (Oct 3).

“Generally, I am satisfied with the progress of the schools’ construction. I hope that other projects that are still in the construction process can run smoothly and be completed according to schedule set by the ministries and government agencies involved, especially the Public Works Department (JKR),” he said in a press conference after inspecting SK Pendam, in Sadong Jaya.

He added that the implementation of the project must be executed well in order to solve problems of the people, especially issues related to dilapidated schools.

Mohamad Alamin speaks at a press conference after a working visit to SK Pendam, in Sadong Jaya.

“Because of that, I told the contractors to complete this project on time, in line with the federal and state governments’ target,” he explained.

He also informed that between 2019 and 2021, a total of 186 projects had been approved by the federal government for Sarawak involving dilapidated schools at a cost of about RM1.5 billion.

“These projects are also constantly approved because we understand that buildings are prone to damages after they have been used for a long period of time.”

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