Meradong rep urges MRP recipients to postpone programmes

Ding (second left) presenting an MRP grant to a representative from the Bintangor Methodist Youth Centre.

BINTANGOR, May 20: Recipients of Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants are advised not to organise programmes as usual considering that Meradong is still classified as a Covid-19 red zone district.

Meradong assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing, in giving this reminder, urged recipients to be smart and wise in utilising the funds to bring benefits to the wider community.

“Recipients of MRP are advised to use the grant wisely to benefit their communities as the Covid-19 pandemic has yet to subside,” he said when presenting the grant to 17 associations under the Meradong constituency today.

The grants totalling RM96,000 was handed over to various associations, schools, churches and Village Development and Security Committees (JKKKs).

Ding also called for collaboration from all parties to play their part in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic especially in Meradong.

Meanwhile, Meradong recorded one new Covid-19 case today, pushing the number of cases accumulated in the past fortnight to 100.

Meradong is among 25 districts in Sarawak classified as Covid-19 red zones.

There are six active clusters in the district namely Sungai Kawi which has 46 cases, Sungai Lamayong (13), Sungai Rayah (11), Sungai Gemuan (four) while Ulu Strass and Sungai Rian have two cases each. — DayakDaily