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KBSS focus on Tawau swimming complex

Last Update: 24/06/2019

TAWAU, June 24 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYSS) want the RM14 million abandoned swimming pool project at the Tawau Sports Complex to be prioritised for completion.

Its Minister, Phoon Jin Zhe said that the status of the international standard project would be discussed with the Youth and Sports (MYS) Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in the near future.

‘’It is expected to be next month, I am making an appointment with him (Syed Saddiq), I hope I can see him and request that the swimming pool project under the federal government be resumed before the end of this year.

‘’I am told, the old contractor (for the project) has been terminated, I hope the new contractor is qualified and capable of implementing it,’’ he said.

Phoon said this when visiting the Tawau Sports Complex here, in conjunction with his tour series to 16 sports complex under the supervision of the Sabah Sports Board (SSB).

In the meantime, he said that at the meeting with Syed Saddiq the issue of the sports complex in Tenom would also be raised as a project that had to be given priority.

‘’We find that the issue of the swimming pools at the Tawau Sports Complex and the (conditions) at the Tenom Sports Complex are very pressing and must be quickly completed in the public interest.

“The whole grand stand and track (at the Tenom Sports Complex) cannot be used due to flood, this is a federal government project worth RM8 million,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Phoon also advised society to together look after public facilities provided including in terms of cleanliness especially at sports complexes.

He said that he would also request for an allocation from MYS to be channelled to the SSB for the maintenance of the 16 sports complexes in the state.



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