JKR Sarawak to implement all state-funded projects to fix run-down schools

Classroom. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, Nov 15: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research clarified today that all state-funded projects for the rebuilding or upgrading of dilapidated schools are implemented through Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak.

In a press statement, it pointed out the ministry is the client agency responsible for the preparation of the proposal, the scope of works and bidding for the funds.

“However, all processes and procedures for the implementation of the projects are done by JKR Sarawak,” the statement emphasised.

These include the appointment of consultants, preparation of tender documents and specification of works.

For the relocation and rebuilding of SK Ulu Segan in Bintulu, the ministry said the calling for open tender was done on Nov 10, while for SK Maludam in Betong, it will be advertised on Nov 17.

“Both are open tenders and will strictly follow the State Procurement Procedures. The whole process, right from design, tender, award of the projects, project management and supervision up to the issuance of Certificate of Practical Completion, are handled by JKR Sarawak.

“This is the normal practice of the state,” the ministry stressed. — DayakDaily