KUCHING: The contractors for the planned new multi-purpose hall at SK Jalan Arang have been told to make sure they get the job done as they will be closely monitored.
Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei said the contractors be dedicated in completing the task so as not to waste taxpayers’ money.
“We do not want to have abandoned projects. We will monitor closely with the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak to make sure taxpayers’ money are not wasted and are used intelligently.
“Do your job and get your profit, not exaggerated profit as this is through open tender, and dedicate yourself to the job because you’re not only building a building but also building the country,” he said during the handing-over of the project site at the school yesterday.
Wong, who is also DAP Sarawak vice chairman, said the hall is an effort by the Pakatan Harapan-led government in ensuring that education for the next generation is not sacrificed even in times of economic downturn.
“We may suffer economic downtown due to the global economy situation, particularly with the trade war between the US and China. Despite the limitations, we do not want to sacrifice the education of the next generation.”
The multi-purpose hall project will begin Oct 14 and is expected to be completed on March 29 next year, involving a cost of RM380,495.70.
Measuring 5,917.37 sq ft, it will contain two badminton courts, a stage, changing rooms and toilets.
Wong, meanwhile, said having served the community for so many years, SK Jalan Arang deserved to have its facilities upgraded so that its students can have a more conducive learning environment.
Meanwhile, school headmaster Edward Peter extended his gratitude to the federal government for helping the school, saying it was the first time the school had applied for a hall to be constructed.
Established in 2003, SK Jalan Arang currently has 758 students.