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Upgrade works in Labis

Apr 19, 2012

This is for you: Chua (right) presenting 1Rumah 1Kit, the vegetable growing kit, to residents at Labis village committee building last Sunday.

LABIS: The government has allocated RM500,000 to upgrade roads and install streetlights at various housing areas here.

Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong said road works would be carried at eight residential areas in the district.

This covers Taman Sri Aman, Taman Nanga, Taman Sri Emas, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman Budar Jaya, Taman Sinar Emas, Taman Suria and Perumahan Awam Jalan Muar.

Within the scope of the project, some 20 lamp posts would be installed at Taman Orkid and Taman Sejati.

Chua said the road works would cost RM300,000 while allocation for streetlights were at RM200,000.

“The residents in the affected areas needed streetlights because at present, their roads are dimly-lit.

“Installation of the lamp posts will begin this month,” he said at the presentation of the 1Rumah 1Kit to some 100 families in the town centre here recently.

Chua added that he would ask village heads to monitor the road upgrading works as a means to ensure the job is carried out well.

On the 1Rumah 1Kit, Chua, who is also Agriculture and Agro-based Industry deputy minister, said more than 5,500 kits comprising garden tools, fertilizer, vegetable seeds and a guide book on how to grow plants were given out since last year.

The programme, which was initiated by Chua, was aimed to help reduce household expenses by inculcating the farming habit as well as to reduce carbon foot print.

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