Petrajaya Hospital delayed by 318 days, Sri Aman Hospital late by 218 days

Tan (left) speaks at the press conference at DAP headquarters today.

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KUCHING: The completion of the Petrajaya Hospital project has been delayed by 318 days while the Sri Aman Hospital project is delayed by 218 days.

DAP Stampin MP Julian Tan said on July 25 this year, he had received a reply from the Ministry of Health on the progress of the Petrajaya Hospital and Sri Aman Hospital.

“The Sri Aman Hospital which is costing RM213 million for its second phase, is to be scheduled to reach 56 per cent completion as of June 30 this year.

“However, according to the reply from the Health Ministry to me, until June 30 this year, the project only reached 31 per cent completion. It is a delay of 218 days,” said Tan in a press conference at DAP Headquarters here today.

He said the Petrajaya Hospital project was even worse.

“The project which costs RM500 million was supposed to be completed earlier, but is only 48.06 per cent complete,” Tan said.

He pointed out that the status of these projects were among the issues he brought up in Parliament, and refutes the claims by Sarawak United Peoples’ Party that he had not been doing anything for the people.

He said other issues he voiced out in Parliament included bracing for major climate change that might bring about floods; lack of street lighting in Batu Kitang Industrial Area; slow Internet speeds in many areas, not to mention lack of it in the rural areas; the recognition of Unified Examination Certificate; and rampant vice activities in Kuching, including the mushrooming of gambling dens, drug abuse activities and massage parlours.