BINTANGOR: The state government has approved an allocation of RM9.6 million for the repair and upgrading project of Masjid Darul Taqwa in Bintangor.
According to a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) report, this was announced by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Government Communication Unit), Abdullah Saidol during his working visit to Bintangor on Monday (Feb 15).
Apart from this, he announced an allocation of RM50,000 for the upgrading of Kampung Melayu Bintangor Multipurpose Community Hall.
The Semop assemblyman also presented Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants totalling RM113,000 to five organisations.
These recipients were Community Development Department (Kemas) Sarikei Division which received RM3,000; Meradong District Tuai Rumah Association (RM10,000); Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) Meradong District (RM20,000); Masjid Darul Taqwa, Bintangor management committee (RM30,000), and Bintangor Malay Charitable Trust Board (RM50,000).
Abdullah suggested that the recipients focus on welfare work as many people today were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also advised them to establish disaster and emergency committees to monitor the public’s compliance with guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.
He said the allocations provided must be managed prudently, transparently and with integrity.