1. PAN BORNEO HIGHWAY SARAWAK ROAD ALIGNMENTS TO BE OPENED IN JULY
Several road alignments at the Pan-Borneo Highway in Sarawak, which has been upgraded from a two-lane dual carriageway to a four-lane dual carriageway, will be opened to the public in July.
Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir said this when winding up the debate on the royal address at the Dewan Negara for his ministry yesterday. He said this development will reduce the discomfort of road users during the construction of the highway.
For the same project in Sabah, the deputy minister said up to now 12 out of 35 work packages had been awarded to contractors who had started construction work, with the overall progress status of the project reaching 13.43 percent.
However, he added, the contract of one of the contractors involving the Tawau to Semporna stretch had been terminated due to poor performance.
2. DIESEL SUPPLIER URGED TO EXPEDITE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO SCHOOL
The company that supplies diesel to rural schools, Syarikat Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd, has been directed to expedite the process to provide electricity to SK Nanga Pelagus (SKNP).
According to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, the generator set used to generate electricity to the school was reported to have malfunctioned on April 19.
The supplier then visited the school, however, they could not repair the set immediately and opted to bring it along to Bintulu for further action. The power generator is expected to be fixed by today.
Maszlee said his ministry had launched an intervention programme with the Sarawak Education Department aimed at making sure that schools should have a steady supply of electricity.