Thursday, June 27

Tanjong Datu power supply hindered by lack of roads, funding


LACK of infrastructure such as roads as well as approved funding were among the constraints that hindered the implementation of electricity supply to power up the remaining 2 per cent of households in the Tanjong Datu constituency.

Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said 98 per cent of households in the constituency have been connected to electricity supply under the Rural Electrification Scheme.

“The remaining 2 per cent required infrastructure facilities to implement the project,” he told the State Legislative Assembly yesterday, in response to Tanjong Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu’s question on the status of electricity supply projects in her constituency.

Meanwhile, Dr Abdul Rahman said that work to connect electricity supply to two villages – Telok Melano and Telok Serabang – is ongoing and expected to be completed in October.

“The rural electrification project worth RM23.5 million will benefit 77 households when completed,” he said.

“Through state government allocation of RM4 million under the Rural Transformation Programme, 103 households have received electricity supply in 2017 worth RM515,000. A total of 231 new applications will be implemented this year.”