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Taman Pelangi to get new school after six-year wait

Last update: 11/02/2019
SEMENYIH, Feb 11 (Bernama) – The construction project of a school in Taman Pelangi here which has been delayed for six years is expected to be completed by October 2020, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

He said the development of the primary school on a 4.4 hectare site including 24 classrooms would be completed with green technology.

The RM20.7 million project is expected to be completed earlier than schedule similar to the development of schools in Putrajaya, he said.

"When completed, the primary school can accommodate more than 700 students and ease congestion in neighbouring schools.

“For so long they (resident associations) have been waiting for its construction and now it will be a present to Taman Pelangi residents,” he told reporters after visiting the school project site today.

Maszlee said his ministry was informed among the shortcomings in the construction of the school was due to delay at the level of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU).

Several other schools will also be developed using a fund of RM67.58 million approved under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).

Meanwhile, at a separate function, Maszlee refuted allegations that the organising of the ministry’s programmes around Hulu Langat and Beranang was in conjunction with the Semenyih state by-election

“Regardless of whether there is a by-election or not, we have been planning the programme since the beginning and not only in Beranang. The ministry will be implementing all programmes continuously nationwide,” he said.

-- BERNAMA



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