KUCHING, Sept 8: The construction of SK Jalan Arang multipurpose hall, which was delayed due to Movement Control Order (MCO), had resumed and expected to be completed by year end.
Batu Kitang DAP chairman Abdul Aziz Isa explained that the project was supposedly completed in April this year but work had been disrupted due to MCO.
“But works have resumed in July and the project is expected to be completed by end of this year,” he said in a media release after a visit to inspect the project site at SK Jalan Arang, here today.
He added that the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) had several years ago made many applications to relevant authorities to build the multipurpose hall but it was only accepted and approved by Stampin MP Chong Chieng Jen.
“The project worth RM382,000 was implemented through an open tender system during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government administration.
“It was approved by former Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Chong Chieng Jen via the Stampin MP special allocation fund without delay,” he said.
Abdul Aziz, who is also special assistant to Chong, revealed that the upgrades will provide facilities for students, teachers and school staff to hold various curricular activities such as sports, arts and academics.
He also assured that DAP Sarawak through the Stampin MP Service Centre will continue to provide assistance and support to SK Jalan Arang in an effort to develop the school infrastructure, strengthen the education system and increase welfare assistance to students.
During the visit, Abdul Aziz and Tadika Kastil also donated 500 pieces of three-ply face masks to the school’s PTA.
Tadika Kastil headmistress Kong Ee Xuan handed over the donation to Delton, who represented SK Jalan Arang PTA. SK Jalan Arang headmaster Edward Peter Bajat was present.
Meanwhile, since Feb 13, Abdul Aziz has donated 1,678 pieces of three-ply face masks to 763 students and 76 office staff members.—DayakDaily