MCC told to hasten completion of RTP projects
Posted on : 16 Mar 2021  Source of News: The Borneo Post

The progress of the bridge upgrading project at Kampung Pengkalan Lutong is currently at 60 per cent.

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) has been urged to expedite the implementation of all Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects throughout the city.

Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said such RTP projects are very significant to provide better facilities for the people.

The Senadin assemblyman said this in a press statement after conducting a site visit to two RTP projects at Kampung Pengkalan Lutong on Saturday.

Joining him for the site visit were MCC’s engineering team, Kampung Pengkalan Lutong village chief Ketua Kaum Ali Mat as well as the village security and development committee (JKKK) members.

Lee first inspected the project to upgrade a wooden bridge leading to the village’s cemetery area, which he said was approved under last year’s RTP allocation for his constituency.

He said the community leader and residents of the village had informed him that the wooden bridge was in a dilapidated condition as its wooden structure was rotten.

He expressed satisfaction with the progress of the RM100,000 upgrading project which was at 60 per cent completion.

The upgrading work started on Jan 11 this year and is expected to be fully completed by end of this month, he added.

On the RTP project for the village road resurfacing, he gave his thumbs up to the MCC engineering team after being informed that it was completed on Dec 17 last year.

It took about one month for the council to complete the RM50,000 road resurfacing works.

During the visit, Ali requested Lee to build a JKKK office at the village’s community hall.

Lee said the proposal would be considered under the RTP projects this year which would be implemented by MCC as well.

On behalf of the villagers, Ali thanked Lee for continuously providing assistance to Kampung Pengkalan Lutong, which had further improved the facilities in the village.