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KUCHING, Oct 25: Miri Buddhist Meditation Society at Canada Hill received a RM200,000 allocation from Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) for its temple building project.
According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today, Minister of Transport Dato Lee Kim Shin said this year, Unifor has allocated a total of RM50 million to provide facilities for various houses of worship throughout the State.
“These is the third year of allocation for the Buddhist temple with allocations totalling RM600,000. Apart from that, this Buddhist temple also received a Minor Rural Project (MRP) allocation of RM50,000 from the Senadin assemblyman in August this year, and the same allocation in 2019 and 2020,” he said.
Lee said this in a statement after handing over the Unifor cheque to Miri Buddhist Meditation Society Committee yesterday.
Lee, who is also Senadin assemblyman, noted the temple building project is currently in its first phase.
“At the moment, the project has progressed about 20 per cent which involves the construction of several stone gabions as the foundation, as well as slope protection construction works,” he added. — DayakDaily