Construction of border post near Kpg Stass to commence following Serikin ICQS’ completion

Harry (left) shaking hands with the attendees for the 5th anniversary of Kampung Krawong Stass on April 10, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

BAU, April 12: The strategic construction of a border control post near Kampung Stass will be implemented under Phase 2 of the Greater Kuching Coordinated Development Agency (GKCDA) after the completion of the Serikin immigration, customs, quarantine, and security (ICQS) complex.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas), Sarawak Deputy Minister for Transport Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said this following the 5th anniversary of Kampung Krawong Stass and family day celebration on Wednesday (April 10).

He said that the funds allocated under the GKCDA Phase 1 weren’t enough following the Public Works Department’s (JKR) calculations, which revealed that the funds were only enough to construct roads.

This led to the postponement of the construction of the border post, he said, to which the allocation under Phase 2 will be increased for the project to commence.

“Our current focus is the construction of the ICQS Serikin, and after its completion, we will start building the Kampung Stass border control post,” said the Tasik Biru assemblyman.

Within the same ceremony, he also highlighted the initiatives taken to alleviate flooding in Kampung Stass that was gaining momentum with the implementation of an RM600,000 flood relief project funded by the GKCDA through the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID).

He said the flood relief project is crucial as it provides a direct link in improving the living conditions of the Kampung Stass residents as well as safeguarding against recurrent flooding, an issue that has been the area’s longstanding concern.

Meanwhile, Henry also approved funds to improve the Kampung Krawong Stass community hall with an allocation of RM100,000 and an additional RM10,000 under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) for the year 2025 and the Mini Rural Project (MRP) for this year, respectively. — DayakDaily