Termite-infested SK Sungai Naman will get RM200,000 set for restore works


Wong (third from left) in conversation with Admah during his visit to SK Sungai Naman in Dudong.

SIBU (Aug 7): An allocation of RM200,000 was made available to SK Sungai Naman, one of the 15 elementary schools in Dudong constituency that were found to have many problems and defects in their wooden structures.

Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) vice chairman Wong Ching Yong admitted that the school building had been badly damaged by termites.

β€œOn August 4th, after talking to the street vendors in Pasar Ria from Sibu Jaya SK, I visited Sungai Naman.

“After the visit, I wrote letters to the Chief Minister of Sarawak (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg), (Local Government and Housing Minister) Dato Sri Dr. Sim Kui Hian (Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research) Dato Sri Michael Manyin and (Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research) Dr. Annuar Rapaee for financial support, “Wong, who is also chairman of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong, said in a statement yesterday.

He also recalled that the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research, Kameri Affandi, and a team of senior officials from the Ministry visited said 15 elementary schools in Dudong in late December.

Nonetheless, Wong was pleased to see that the Sarawak Ministry of Education, through the Sibu Education Office, had provided RM 200,000 for SK Sungai Naman for repair work.

Meanwhile, Admah Mohd, headmistress of SK Sungai Naman, expressed her gratitude to Wong for his help, but she also hoped that the Sarawak Ministry of Education would pour more money into her school to cover repairs to the roofs caused by the Years were rusted from wear and tear.

Wong also pointed out that, to the best of his knowledge, some of the 15 elementary schools in Dudong have already received financial aid from the state government to repair structures severely damaged by termites and floods.

In this context, he asked the management of those schools that had not received the financial support to contact him.

“I hope that each (of the 15) elementary schools will receive at least 200,000 RM for repairs to their school buildings, and hopefully the allocation of repairs and maintenance will also be transparent,” he said.

Aside from SK Sungai Naman, the other 14 elementary schools in the Dudong constituency that Wong talked about are SK Tanjung Latap, SK Nanga Assan, SK Sungai Salim, SK Ulu Sungai Salim, SK Batu Wong, SK Assan Nunggang, SK Ulu Durin Kiba, SK Nanga Pak, SK Sungai Durin, SK Sungai Menyan, SK Ulu Sungai Sengan, SK Ulu Sungai Naman, SK Kampung Banyok and SK Sungai Nibong.

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