By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Dec 19: The Chief Minister today gave immediate green lights to four of the nine projects requested by Dalat assembleylwoman Datuk Seri Hajah Fatimah Abdullah in her Christmas wish list today.
Two out of four proposals immediately approved by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg were the upgrading of Dalat Waterfront Phase One with an estimate cost of RM1.9 million and the RM5 million beautification project of Dalat Waterfront Phase Three.
“What I can approve today is firstly, the remaining ‘branches’ of the sago palm (upgrade of Dalat Waterfront Phase One).
“The second one is the third phase of the Dalat Waterfront, third is the purchase of a hearse for Dalat District Hospital, and the fourth being the annual grant for the operation of the Melanau Cultural Gallery.
“As for the rest, I will place them under 12MP (12th Malaysia Plan) due to the bigger scale of cost,” he announced in his speech in response to Fatimah’s welcoming speech at the officiating ceremony of Dalat Waterfront in Dalat today.
Fatimah had in her speech presented nine more proposals mostly related to the construction and uprading of infrastructures in Dalat.
Other proposals include a new 6-kilometre road to connect Kampung Medong Seberang with Kampung Kekan Seberang with estimated cost of RM50 million, construction of a bigger mosque, Dalat Boutique Hotel, centralised sago wastewater collection and treatment plant with biogas capturing and upgrading facilities and a Sago Industry Development Complex.
Meanwhile the officiating of the 4.34 million Dalat Waterfront Phase Two and BazaarNita Fatima by the Chief Minister this morning was one of the nine earlier projects approved while eight others are still in implementation. — DayakDaily