BUTTERWORTH: Twenty-two schools in finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s Bagan parliamentary constituency here will be refurbished over the next four years, involving an estimated allocation of RM10 million.
Lim said here that the refurbishment involved national primary and secondary schools as well as national-type schools that were classified as dilapidated in the constituency.
“At the moment, five schools have been refurbished, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bagan Jermal, SK Sungai Puyu, SK Bagan Tuan Kechil, SK Mak Mandin and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Mak Mandin,” he told reporters after observing upgrading works of SK Bagan Jermal infrastructure here today.
A total of RM228,800 has been allocated to repair the roof of SK Bagan Jermal and to upgrade its toilets as well as the ablution area.
Lim said all contractors involved in the refurbishment works were appointed through an open tender process.
He said the federal government would also focus on repairing dilapidated schools elsewhere in the country to ensure comfort and safety of pupils as well as teachers.