INFRA Sarawak campus to be completed in June

Posted on : 12 Apr 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Abang Johari (third right) officiating the soft launching of INFRA with cutting the ribbon to release the balloons. Also seen is (from left) Alexander, Abang Johari’s wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang, and Uggah.

The second INFRA Campus in Malaysia at Kota Samarahan.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The second campus of the Institute For Rural Advancement or INFRA is expected to be completed this June in Kota Samarahan here.

The soft launching of the INFRA Sarawak Campus was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg this morning.

The project, which costs RM55.6 million under the 10th Malaysia Plan, is the second training institute in Malaysia with the main campus in Bangi, Selangor.

Earlier in a briefing, the Public Works Department (JKR) Putrajaya General Building 2 Works Branch director Samini Omar updated that the construction is now 84.62 per cent completed.

“The project was scheduled to complete in March but there was a slight delay due to some technical problem and contractors have been given extension of time. It is expected to complete and handover in June,” she said.

“We believe JKR will provide all the assistance needed to ensure the balance of works completed smoothly,” she added.

The INFRA is a training institution under the purview of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.

INFRA is responsible to ensure that the rural communities’ capital development is realised through training, studies and research.

The institute conducts training programmes in empowering grassroots leadership, enhancing professionalism among personnel and instructors as well as creating cooperative networks for local and international training.

The purpose-built campus boasts facilities such as an administrative block that could accommodate 100 staffs, academic block equipped with auditorium, lecture halls and computers lab as well as hostel and canteen.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi were among those present.