|Monday, January 16, 2017

194 dilapidated Sarawak rural schools to be upgraded next year 

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KUCHING, Nov 21: Some 194 dilapidated rural schools in the state will be upgraded and maintained by the federal government next year.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said this would benefit 48,000 students.

He said the state government would also allocate RM21 million next year to upgrade another 72 schools in similar conditions.

Adenan said this presenting the  Supply (2017) Bill 2016 at the state Legislative Assembly sitting here today.

The government would undertake to accelerate the upgrading and construction of dilapidated rural schools using the Industrialised Building System (IBS).

On housing, he said the state was undertaking various housing projects targeted at the lower income group.

“For the 11th Malaysia Plan, the government is expected to build 2,396 units of affordable and people’s friendly houses at a total cost of RM232 million.

“To complement the allocation provided for by the federal government in 2017, the state also proposes to allocate a sum of RM66 million for three new housing projects statewide,” he said.

He said they included the construction of 1,040 units of Rumah Mampu Milik, 140 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat and the implementation of 17 Kampung Extension Schemes.

–Bernama