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By Nigel Edgar
KUCHING, Jan 31: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii is ever willing to work with Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) in his constituency as he considers education to be something very important.
He said with the allocation given to MPs through the new government, the money could be used to address the needs of schools as much as possible to build a more conducive environment for both teachers and students alike.
“So, the policy that we want to practice is that there will not be any boundary between elected representatives as well as the public, including the teachers, principals and PTAs,” he said after a site inspection of the SMK Pending football field upgrading project this morning.
On this upgrading project, he said the allocation was from last year, while the allocation for this year had not been released yet.
“But we are looking forward to doing more projects to increase and upgrade educational environment for students in Bandar Kuching (constituency),” said Dr Yii.
The SMK Pending football field upgrading project cost RM95,000, and the funding is from him and Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.
Phase 1 of the project, which is the levelling of the field, is expected to be completed by the end of next month. Phase 2 would be the levelling work on the rest of the field, including an underground drainage system, and this is expected to be completed by end of March.
Phase 3 would be the main drainage system and Phase 4 would be the tar-sealing of the access road to the football field. Estimated time of completion for Phase 3 and 4 has not been determined yet.
“We are very grateful because SMK Pending’s PTA cooperated and work together with us to not only discuss the plans and come up with proposals but also to appoint the contractor who offered the best price for this project,” shared Dr Yii. — DayakDaily