KUCHING, Feb 3: The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) new Care and Cure Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) at Mile 14, Jalan Borneo Heights, is scheduled to complete in April this year.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said the RM25 million project, on a 15-acre land, is now at 84 per cent completion.
Although the project is seven per cent behind schedule, the consultant and contractor has assured that it will complete on time, he added.
According to him, the project has been rendered to a new contractor after the previous contractor was terminated on Oct 22, 2018, due to the incompetency to carry out the project.
“For this new CCRC project, which is undertaken by a new contractor, it will be completed in April this year and the consultant and contractor have given their assurances,” he told reporters after visiting the project here today.
He added that AADK will maximise the use of the new CCRC area to enable the inmates to carry out agricultural activities. The new centre can accommodate 200 inmates and 50 drug abusers who come for volunteer treatment.
According to Zulkifli, AADK has received a letter to vacate the presence CCRC at Mile 6, Penrissen Road, because of other development projects to be carried out at the area.
He said the present five care and cure clinics for drug abuse across the state will be upgraded.
The agency is also awaiting approval from the state government for a piece of land to build a CCRC in the northern region of the state, which will be either in Bintulu or Miri. — DayakDaily