Kpg Pujut Tg Batu to have community hall after all

MIRI: The aspiration of residents of Kampung Pujut Tanjong Batu to have a multipurpose hall will finally come into reality with the ground-breaking of the project yesterday.

Village chief Usman Suleiman said the village development and safety committee (JKKK) had been requesting for the community hall since 2004.

“Our village has no community hall and most of our activities are either conducted at the mosque or at the recreational court.

“We are now happy that the village is going to have its own multipurpose hall soon. Once completed, it will be the biggest community hall for a village-level in the city,” he said when met at the project site yesterday

Assistant Minister for Land, Air Transportation and Safety Datuk Lee Kim Shin officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony.

Lee, who is also Senadin assemblyman, said the RM550,000-project built on a 0.19acre land, was being implemented under the Prime Minister’s Special Project.

The community hall would house the JKKK office, toilets for male and female, changing rooms for male and female, a stage and an open space.

The hall could accommodate about 300 people at one time.

“We faced various difficulties in getting the community hall for the village, particularly on land and cost issues.

“But, with the help from Land and Survey Department, the JKKK has managed to get a suitable piece of land for the project,” Lee said.

The Public Works Department came up with the design so that the hall could be built at reasonable cost.

The project will be completed in April next year.

Lee also said they would request for the building of covered drains along the road to the hall for car parking spaces since the road was quite narrow.