KUCHING, May 18: The final installation of street lighting at Jalan Kim Choo Seng in Batu Kawa here marks the completion of the Sarawak government’s Batu Kawa street light installation for the current stage.
According to Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Batu Kawa branch, the project was supposed to be completed by the end of March this year, but it was delayed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation during the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Under the project, 700 units of street lights costing RM500,000 had been installed at more than 10 different areas in Batu Kawa, which was initiated by Batu Kawa assemblyman Datuk Seri Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian to light up the areas for the benefit of residents,” the branch said in a statement here today.
The branch also said that lighting up Batu Kawa areas is always the development agenda of Dr Sim, who is also Local Government and Housing Minister, since he was elected as the assemblyman for Batu Kawa in 2016.
He had requested for a special development fund for the project, which was agreed and approved by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“Having integrated street lighting infrastructure is the dream of all Batu Kawa residents and with the completion of current stage’s street lights installation, Dr Sim, as the Batu Kawa assemblyman, has fulfilled their long waiting expectation,” it said in the statement.
The statement also noted that the Batu Kawa lighting project started in 2019, with the first phase of 120 street lights installed at Segubang, Sg Tapang and Desa Wira area, followed by Second phase of 575 street lights at Lo Ti Kong, Sin San Tu as well as Sg Moyang. -DayakDaily.