Some 4,000 residents of Kalabakan
are expected to benefit from the RM32 million solar energy and fresh
water supply project in the area.
Kalabakan Member of Parliament Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh said the
RM20 million solar hybrid project which is under Rural and Regional
Development Ministry was progressing well.
He said allocation for the mini water supply plant worth RM12
million had been approved by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun
Razak through Felda and work would to start in three to four months
by the appointed contractor and is expected to be ready by end of
For the record, residents in Kalabakan, which is located about 100
kilometers from Tawau, have been using generator sets to power
electricity to their homes and rain or river water for their daily
Ghapur, who is also Kalabakan Umno divisional chief, said this after
simultaneously opening the Umno branch annual meetings for the
Kalabakan, Brumas and Luasong zones yesterday.
Besides that, Ghapur said 500 houses of the poor and less fortunate
in the parliamentary constituency which includes Merotai, Tanjung
Batu and Sebatik would be given aid to repair their homes. He said a
RM7.5 million allocation from Felda had already been approved and
that repair works would be carried out soon.
“We will provide home owners with material such as wood planks,
zinc, nails and such, worth between RM10,000 to RM15,000. This is
the first such project using this approach in Malaysia and this is
the privilege given to parliamentary constituencies with Felda
estates,” he said.
On residents’ request to have Form 4 and 5 classes in SMK Kalabakan,
Ghapur assured it may be realized early next year.
TUGU PERINGATAN KALABAKAN
“Tugu Peringatan” which
commemorates Malaysian soldiers who died in defense against the
invasion of Indonesia on 29th December 1963.
Lim Kit Siang (4th right)
visiting the ‘Tugu Peringatan’ at Kalabakan. Also in picture are
Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim (2nd left), Teo Nie Ching (3rd
right), Jimmy Wong (3rd left), Dr. Edwin Bosi (right) and
members from DAP and PAS.
Kg. Murut, Kalabakan has 50
Sapulut-Kalabakan highway. - the road is yet to be sealed despite
the huge amount of money been paid to the contractor.
Kalabakan does not have a hospital
yet. No water supply. Electricity is only available to those
who can afford the high expenses.