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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, March 9: A total of 63 households from three areas within the Senadin constituency namely Tudan Desaras, Kampung Senadin Jaya and Kampung Damai Jaya were connected to the power grid under the first phase of Additional or Late Applicant Fund (ALAF).
The first phase of ALAF installed electricity supply within these three areas last year cost some RM320,000.00.
Minister of Transport Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin said today the second phase with an allocation of RM2 million will cover a total of 396 applications in the same area,
“Based on the latest survey conducted by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), out of 396 applications, 332 are eligible and 64 are not eligible due to the empty lot or house still under construction,” Lee revealed after he visited five houses in Kampung Damai Jaya.
A total of 81 houses in Kampung Damai Jaya, had been connected to the power grid.
With the succeess of the installation of ALAF at these villages, Lee expressed his appreciation to Sarawak government and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for the allocation to connect electricity supply to the rural households via ALAF, particularly in DUN N75 Senadin.
“Many rural households have been waiting for years for the electricity supply to their houses, including squatters and resettlement areas,” he added.
Lee also urged SEB to speed up the installation process under the second phase.
He hoped that all households can have their 24-hour of electricity supply setup by middle of the year.
Lee also thanked to Sarawak Energy in implementing the project dispite delays due to Covid-19 previously. — DayakDaily