SK Jalan Ong Tiang Swee upgrading project completed


KUCHING: The expansion and upgrading of the multipurpose auditorium at SK Jalan Ong Tiang Swee here has been completed at a cost of RM107,300, says Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii.

He said the project was one of the many funded by his office in the constituency.

“This is in line with our office’s focus on investing in education by building a more conducive learning environment for students.

“Through my office, the school asked for assistance in upgrading its auditorium at the beginning of the year.

“The upgrading included resurfacing, expanding the stage, upgrading the sound room, wiring and upgrades on the electrical system, installing fans, improving the gutters for better outflow and also building additional awning,” he said in a social media post on Thursday (Aug 18).

He said the school hall actually underwent an expansion and upgrading project last year funded by his office, which was carried out by a contractor appointed by the Sarawak Development Officer.

“However, after the completion of the project, there were many defects, and the quality of the project was under par.

“In particular, the lack of waterproof and leak-proof measures resulted in water leakage above the stage, and there were no windows in the two small rooms next to the stage.

“Both the school and myself were dissatisfied with the quality of the project at that time.

“Therefore, my office later also assisted the school in repairing the defective parts, such as improving waterproof and leak-proof measures, wiring, and installing windows in the rooms near the stage.

“On top of that, my office also built a roof for the school earlier to connect the corridor between the office building and the auditorium, especially to protect the teachers and students from the elements.

“In addition, the roof can also be used as a waiting area, where students are protected from the sun and rain while waiting for their parents to pick them up,” Dr Yii explained.

998 UiTM graduands receive scrolls

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A total of 998 graduands received their degree and diploma scrolls at the 94th UiTM Sarawak convocation yesterday (September 26). UiTM Sarawak rector,...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Neighbours’ quick action saves house from fire

SARIKEI: Swift actions by neighbours succeeded in saving two...

Slight decline in reported cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a total of 658 COVID-19 cases...

Students urged to master multiple languages

SIBURAN: Students have been encouraged to master various languages...

Rep assures villagers of development projects

SARATOK: Every application for infrastructure projects will be taken...

Poor weather hampers search for missing fisherman

MUKAH: Inclement weather hampered the fifth day of the...

Sarawak records 45 deaths from rabies since 2017

KUCHING: All 32 immune belt enforcement teams (IBET) will...

Council cracks whip on used cooking oil 

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) will be taking stern...

Three week controlled release of water from Bakun

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy is commencing its seasonal controlled release...

Rabies epidemic manageable but vigilance must remain

KUCHING: The number of rabies cases in Sarawak is...

Driver injured as 4WD rams tree

MIRI: A 42 year-old man suffered injuries to his...

Snake caught in hospital

BETONG: A hospital employee was shocked to discover a...

Concert combines music, animation, short film

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A prominent local band, At Adau, has...