Upgrading works on Kpg Pengkalan Lutong’s cemetery 60 pct completed

Lee (centre) inspecting the Balai Raya Kampung Pengkalan Lutong with Ali and MCC engineering team.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 13: The upgrading of the entrance bridge to Kampung Pengkalan Lutong’s cemetery is still in progress, which is about 60 per cent completed.

The upgrading works started on January 11 this year and is estimated to be completed end of this month (March).

The project, worth RM100,000, is under Minister of Transport Sarawak cum Senadin assemblyman Datuk Lee Kim Shin’s Rural Transformation Project (RTP) and being carried out by Miri City Council (MCC).

Prior to the upgrading works, several requests were made by community leaders and residents about the damages on the bridge due to the old rotten wood and no further maintenance.

This morning (March 13), Lee accompanied by Kampung Pengkalan Lutong’s village head, Ali Mat; Miri City Council engineering team and some village development and security committee (JKKK) committee members visited the site.

The ongoing construction works to upgrade the entrance bridge to cemetery of Kampung Pengkalan Lutong.

During the visit, Lee was also being briefed on a completed RTP project relating to the resurfacing of road at Jalan Pangkalan Lutong 1, Kampung Pangkalan Lutong which is also carried out by MCC.

Resurfacing of the road started on Nov 9, 2020 and completed on Dec 17 that same year.  The total project cost was RM50,000.

The village headman also requested Lee to construct JKKK office at the Balai Raya Kampung Pengkalan Lutong.

The proposal would be considered under RTP 2021 Project which would be implemented by MCC as well.

Ali and the residents were very thankful for Lee’s initiatives and support in assisting this village and implementation of RTP projects to provide better facilities to the residents.

In addition, Lee also urged MCC Engineering team to expedite the implementation of all the RTP projects carried out by the MCC. — DayakDaily