MoE approves 59 projects for upgrading, redevelopment of dilapidated schools in Sarawak costing RM402.7 million in 2021

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25: The Education Ministry (MoE) has approved a total of 59 projects for upgrading and redevelopment of dilapidated schools in Sarawak costing RM402.7 million under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) Rolling Plan 1 (RP1) 2021.

The ministry said all these projects were in the pre-building phase as at Oct 1.

“For 12MP Rolling Plan 2 (RP2) 2022, MoE has presented 14 upgrading and redevelopment projects for schools with dilapidated buildings in Sarawak.


“The scopes of the projects include construction of replacement school buildings, replacement teachers’ quarters and acquisition of land for the construction of replacement of the entire school building.

“These applications are still being considered by the central agency, and the approval will depend on the government’s financial standing.

“With regards to 12MP Rolling Plan 3 (RP3) 2023, the list of upgrading and redevelopment projects for schools with dilapidated buildings are still being finalised by MoE before being submitted for consideration and approval by the central agency.

“The implementation of these projects will depends on the central agency’s consideration and the government’s financial standing,” the ministry said these in a written reply to a question from Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew at Dewan Negara.

MoE was replying to a question from Lau, who is also Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Bawang Assan branch chairman who asked Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Mohd Jidin to state the strategies and amount allocated by the government to repair the infrastructure of dilapidated schools in Sarawak for the year 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Meanwhile, MoE said it took certain strategies to ensure the success of upgrading and rebuilding projects for schools with dilapidated buildings.

Those include setting up impact score grade analysis to determine the level of physical component or building facility at schools, using Pre-Approved Plan (PAP) through the Industrialised Building System (IBS) method and holding engagement sessions with various stakeholders. — DayakDaily