Works Minister Baru Bian has said that a total of 48 dilapidated schools in Sarawak have been rebuilt using Industrialised Building System (IBS) and that rebuilding of dilapidated schools in the state, which is implemented by Public Works Department (JKR) Malaysia involved 50 schools with the total cost of RM138,458,260.
He has also said that another two dilapidated schools will be completed towards the middle of this month. In Sabah, the implementation by JKR Malaysia involved 37 dilapidated schools with a project cost of RM163,441,400.00.
"In Sarawak, the scope for phase one of the project involved building 50 schools using 13 packages and 13 contractors.
"The overall project scope comprises 294 classrooms, 12 hostels, seven science rooms, 28 toilet blocks and six dining halls." With regards to schools in Sabah, he has said the project scope for phase one, involved building 37 schools with 12 packages and 12 contractors with the overall project scope containing 277 classrooms, 37 science rooms, and 42 toilet blocks.
He has also said that implementation of phase one of dilapidated schools in Sarawak and Sabah is carried out by two government agencies. These are Ministry of Education (MOE) and JKR Malaysia. Each has been given allocation by the government separately.