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KUCHING, Jan 14: An allocation of over RM3.93 million has been distributed for P195 Bandar Kuching constituency for 830 development and welfare projects in 2019.
Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii explained that the allocations had been channelled towards six main focus categories namely education which received RM899,911, healthcare (RM518,350), community engagement (RM464,053), association grants (RM382,586), small infrastructure projects (RM1,335,100) and welfare (RM332,903.40).
“All those allocations have been paid out fully to the respective parties. Some of the physical projects have been completed in 2019 with the remainder set to be completed soon in 2020.
“Some of the small physical projects that have yet to be completed are upgrades and renovations in schools, where construction works only could commence at the end of the year during the school holidays,” he disclosed in a press statement today.
The others, he added, included drainage and public park upgrades which required approval and building plans from the local councils such as Kuching City South Council (MBKS) and Kuching City North Commission (DBKU).
Yii pointed out that the Bandar Kuching parliamentary office was given RM2 million in allocations but the amount did not include additional allocations obtained from the federal government through various ministries.
“We follow a guideline to channel the grants in order to make sure they will go directly to the intended target for the benefit of the people.
“We will also continue to monitor to make sure these public funds are used properly and accountably,” he assured.
For this year, Yii revealed that his parliamentary office has made plans and were looking forward to working with different communities for more activities, projects and community based programmes in Bandar Kuching to better utilise the allocations for the benefit of the people in Kuching.
“We will continue to declare all our yearly expenditures in the spirit of accountability and transparency,” he added.
A breakdown of the allocations has been uploaded to Yii’s official Facebook page. — DayakDaily