Sarawak Alternative Rural Elecctification Scheme (SARES) solar power projects were handed over to four longhouses in Sungai Sekeroh, Bukit Mabong District.
KAPIT: Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) solar power projects were handed over to four longhouses in Sungai Sekeroh, Bukit Mabong District on Tuesday.
Nicholas Kudi Jantai – a political secretary to the Chief Minister – handed over the projects to Rumah Jana, Nanga Gelong Kanan; Rumah Linggi, Nanga Jelayan; Rumah Alan, Nanga Gelong Kiba; and Rumah Serani, Sungai Sekeroh.
The projects costing RM3.5 million have benefited a total of 56 ‘bilik’ with 499 residents.
Kudi also handed over signed pledges by the headmen regarding the maintenance of the Sares systems.
Under the National Blue Ocean Strategy partnership, the projects are financed equally between the state government and the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.
Sares is used for areas considered too remote to be connected to the power grid for round-the-clock electricity supply.