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By Lian Cheng
MARUDI, Jan 6: Marudi assemblyman Datu Penguang Manggil announced a total allocation of RM610,000 when he visited his constituency today.
He announced an allocation of RM200,000 under the rural transformation programme (RTP) to build a community hall and a futsal field as well as RM200,000 for drainage upgrading while attending a meet-the-people session-cum-annual thanksgiving celebration at Kampung Pemindahan Marudi.
The Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) of Kampung Pemindahan Marudi was also given RM20,000, under the minor rural project fund for 2019.
Penguang also gave RM90,000 for the upgrading of Kampung Narum’s community hall and RM100,000 for the upgrading of Kampung Narum’s surau.
In his speech, he called on his constituents not to believe the sweet promises of politicians from West Malaysia as the latter had the tendency of making U-turns.
“Don’t be influenced by the politics of West Malaysians. Support GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak),” said Penguang, who has been in Marudi for the last two days.
Meanwhile, he said he had received feedback that Sg Peking and Tinjar were still deprived of 24-hour electricity supply. He promised to look into this issue.
“I understand the importance of electricity supply to these rural settlements, and I will look into it so that they may enjoy electricity as soon as possible,” Penguang told DayakDaily today.
Among other projects that he visited was the Marudi Light Industrial Area, which is under construction now at a cost of RM11 million.
Penguang, who is also Assistant Minister of Local Government, also inspected the progress of the proposed RM3.7 million Marudi riverwall project.
He also went to SJK Chung Hua Marudi, where upgrading works are ongoing from the special allocation of RM637,000 from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. — DayakDaily