Support for Chinese education ongoing

Dr Abdul Rahman (fifth left) presents the MRP grant to a school representative.

KUCHING: The state government will continue to prioritise education in Sarawak, including in Chinese schools.

Agriculture Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail said application for funds by Chinese schools will be considered based on the existing allocation for the benefit of all parties.

“At SJKC Chung Hwa, they requested for the installation of 10 solar street lights and they applied for an allocation of RM30,000.

“From the beginning, we have assisted them, such as providing a bus stop, building the school stage, road resurfacing and so on. To date, we have spent close to RM2 million on these projects.

“Today there was another application here, which is to improve or upgrade their basketball court, and I have already given consideration that will be included in the 2021 minor rural project (MRP),” he said when met after his visit to the SJKC Chung Hwa and SJKC Yuk Hin in Limbang recently.

Meanwhile, on the flood situation in the district, Dr Abdul Rahman, who is Bukit Kota assemblyman, said the flash floods occurred due to incessant rain and high tide.

“Therefore, we hope that the relevant agencies, especially the Limbang District Council, will monitor the condition of the drains in town,” he said.

He said flood mitigation measures are already in the pipeline with the construction of Phase one and Phase two of Limbang waterfront as well as expansion of roads which will allow for better drainage flow.

At the ceremony, he presented a MRP grant of RM30,000 to the SJKC Chung Hwa Limbang management board for the installation of solar lights in the school area.

Also receiving a similar amount was SJKC Yuk Hin Limbang.