LIMBANG, Oct 3: The Sarawak government has allocated more than RM200 million to upgrade schools in the Limbang district, says Deputy Minister for Food Industries, Commodities and Regional Development Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.
According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), he said education is the responsibility of the federal government but this does not mean the State government would ‘lepas tangan’ (be off the hook) in developing the education sector in the State.
“Education is always close to the heart of the elected representatives and Members of Parliament (MPs).
“In fact, we will always strive to help provide comfortable infrastructure facilities for children’s learning in Limbang,” he said during the opening of new halls for Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Supplementary Food Plan (RMT) of SK Batu Empat Lintang on Saturday (Oct 1).
Dr Abdul Rahman who is also the Bukit Kota assemblyman further said the State government also channeled grants to hospitals and clinics through government projects.
Thus, he hoped the 2023 Federal Budget will focus allocations on education, health and security needs in Sarawak.
At the event, Dr Abdul Rahman also announced an allocation of RM60,000 to increase the ceiling over the main stage in the school’s PTA Hall.
Additionally, he presented a Minor Rural Project (MRP) 2021 allocation amounting to RM100,000 for the construction of RMT Hall which was completed on April 14. — DayakDaily