SIBU: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has pledged a grant of RM1.5 million for the construction of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple here.
Speaking when visiting the temple yesterday morning, he said the fund would be handed over by Lanang BN candidate Kelvin Kong if the latter is elected. While there, Abang Johari was briefed on the construction of the new temple, costing over RM50 million, by the temple committee.
Temple chairman Kong Sien Too said the construction begun in April 2012 and was presently 40 per cent completed. Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple stands on a 12-acre land and when completed will be another landmark for Sibu.
Present were Sibu Resident Charles Siaw, Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau and temple advisor Ting Ping Ann.
Source: Sarawak Government