Use grants for benefit of community, NGOs told

Ding (second left) handing over funding to a recipient.

KUCHING: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) receiving minor rural project (MRP) grants have been reminded to use the money well for the benefit of the community.

Meradong assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing said they also had to be creative in implementing their programmes during the Covid-19 conditional movement control order (CMCO).

“The grants show that state government has never neglected the people, and is always taking various approaches for the good of the people.

“This indirectly contributes to the harmony and unity that have existed for a long time among the people of Sarawak,” he said on Wednesday (April 14).

Earlier, he presented grants worth RM12,680 to five recipients in the constituency.

Among them, the Meradong community-based rehabilitation centre, SMK Tong Hua, SJKC Tong Hua, Love and Rescue Animal Club and Meradong Foochow Senior Citizen Association.

Ding also visited the project site for the upgrading of the Bintangor riverbank.

He said when completed, it would solve the problem of flooding and provide a comfortable space for traders to do business during the weekends.