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By Jacob Achoi
KUCHING, April 21: The construction of hawker stalls is in the pipeline for Persatuan Bidayuh Braang Padawan Kuching (PBBPK) with RM200,000 allocated for the first phase of construction.
Deputy Minister of Transport I Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the scope for the first phase of the project will only encompass the site preparation like erecting gabions, slabs and earth-filling and is estimated to take six months to complete.
“For this project, which is the first of its kind in Mambong, it will include having a building, but for now we are doing the first phase, to be eventually completed,” Dr Jerip, who is the Mambong assemblyman said today at the handing over of the project to the contractor at the site at the junction of Jalan Bayur, Jalan Borneo Heights.
Dr Jerip said that the project is under the 2019 Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), but was delayed due Covid-19 and difficulty in identifying a suitable site.
According to him, the site which was identified earlier was on a road reserve and not approved by Land and Survey Department.
Earlier, PBBPK president Clif Mengud thanked Dr Jerip for the project which will benefit the seven villages represented by the association.
He said Dr Jerip has allocated about RM1.6 million to the association for the various activities.
Also present was Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from Padawan sub-district office Julius Scott Sapong. — DayakDaily