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KUCHING, March 3: A total of 406 households from 10 villages in the Pantai Damai constituency are now enjoying 24-hour electricity supply thanks to Additional Late Applicant Fund (Alaf) projects, says Deputy Minister of Utility and Telecommunication II (Utility) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.
Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also the Pantai Damai assemblyman, said in the constituency, there are a total of 31 Alaf projects being implemented, with 10 being fully completed.
He said the completed projects involve households in Kampung Sg Berdaun (46 households), Kampung Sg Batu (126), Kampung Sg Lumut (53), Kampung Buntal (85), Kampung Telaga Air (12), Kampung Selang Laut (15), Kampung Temedak Melayu (8), Kamping Bintawa Tengah (14), Kampung Bintawa Hilir (45) and Kampung Bintawa Hulu (2).
“At the same time, another five villages with 155 households will be connected to the grid, allowing them access to 24-hour electricity supply, while another 16 villages with 208 households will be lighted up by early 2023,” he added.
Dr Abdul Rahman said this during the launching ceremony of the Rural Electricity Alaf Scheme at Jalan Kampung Buntal, today.
The five villages are Kampung Pulo Hilir (9 households), Kampung Selang Ulu, Santubong (79), Kampung Jaya Bakti (20), Kampung Bukit Nyabut Trombol (33), and Kampugn Temedak Melayu (14), while the other 16 households are in Kampung Teluk Simpor (1), Kampung Baru Off Jalan Pasir Pandan (39), Kampung Boyan Petra Jaya (5), Kampung Rampangi Skim (5), Kampung Salak (19), Kampung Sg. Buah (18), Kampung Bukit Permata (20), Kampung Santubong (13), Sg Pangeran Jalan Trombol (13) and Kampung Sungai Agas Lama (1).
This includes households in Kampung Bukit Kudi (49), Kampung Pasir Pandak (11), Kampung Sungai Batu (3), Lot 10869 and 10870, Skim Rampangi Jalan Lingkaran Samariang (5), Sungai Batu Seri Bina Resettlement Scheme (7), and Kampung Sungai Agas Lama Jalan Matan (11).
At the same time, Dr Abdul Rahman also called for the local community to give their cooperation to the ministry and Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) to ensure smooth implementation of the electricity projects. — DayakDaily