SK Jalan Ong Tiang Swee upgrading project completed

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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.

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