KUCHING: Kampung Taba Sait will be the first village, affected by the Bengoh Dam construction, to move to the Bengoh resettlement scheme (BRS) expected in March.
Assistant Housing Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah who disclosed this said that there were 58 units of Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) to be handed over to the villagers.
“The developer had given assurance that all the houses could be completed in March. After this, they can start to move to their new house,” he said at a press conference after a briefing session on the relocation of those villagers affected by the Bengoh Dam resettlement site at Borneo Height Road here yesterday.
Also present were Assistant Public Health Minister who is also Bengoh assemblyman Dr Jerip Susil and coordinator of the Bengoh Dam project Temenggong Austin Dimin. Abdul Karim said that three other villages namely Kampung Rejoi, Kampung Pain Bojong and Kampung Semban who were also affected by the dam would be moved in stages.
The second stage expected to involve Kampung Rejoi could be in April or May followed by Kampung Pain Bojong and Kampung Semban, he added.
He also said there would be 40 units of RMR for Kampung Rejoi, Kampung Pain Bojong (47 units) and Semban (59 units). The completion of the houses’ construction is expected to be in May.
“The houses will be completed with electricity supply and water, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.”