KOTA KINABALU: Six physical infrastructure projects worth a total of approximately RM135,000.00 has been approved in 2019 for Kg. Kopungit, a Kadazanduzun village located within the Kota Kinabalu parliamentary constituency.
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin said that his office will be spending RM20,000.00 from his MP allocation to repair the public staircase leading to the village. Solar street lamps will also be installed along the public walkway in the village and the project is worth RM20,000.00.
MP office will also be repairing the Dewan Mini in the village with RM10,000.00 being allocated for the purpose.
On the other hand, a sum of RM49,420.00 and RM15,000.00 will go to two churches in the village, a Catholic church and a Seventh-Day Adventist Church respectively. The sum will be used for repairs of the main roof structure and the main building of the churches.
“Not forgetting the village’s Muslim community, a sum of RM20,000.00 had also been allocated for the repair of the surau in the village,” said Chan.
Chan, who is also DAP Sabah Secretary, made the announcement today during a Kaamatan festival celebration at the village organized by some of the residents here, including the chairman of the organizing committee Doutis Goukit, village chief John Francis, and village Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) chairman Vensent Ali. Also present at the celebration were Likas assemblyman Tan Lee Fatt and Sabah nominated assemblyman Ronnie Loh Ee Eng.
“Kg. Kopungit is a special place within my constituency. The village is unlike the other parts of my constituency which is mostly urbanised. It therefore has a lot of potential to be developed,” said Chan.
The Kota Kinabalu parliamentary constituency is a Chinese majority constituency, but up to 85 percent of the residents living in Kampung Kopungit are from the Kadazandusun, Murut and Rungus communities according to statistics from the state government.