PHOTOS BY BELL
PHOTOS BY BELL
L-R : Fr Thomas, Isaac Pang, Bishop Julius and Peter LoSandakan : Rt Rev Julius Dusin Gitom, Bishop of Sandakan signed the contract for the extension of St Mark's Multi Purpose Hall, some 20 km from town, this morning 12th September 2014 at St Mary's Cathedral Parish Conference Room. Peter Lo, signed on behalf of Terusan Enterprise, the successful bidder for the project.
The extension, a double-storey concrete building measuring some 30 feet by 100 feet, consists of 4 classrooms on the first floor and an open hall on the ground floor. It shall run parallel to the existing hall at a gap of some 18 feet which shall be covered on completion of the proposed extension.
Present during the signing ceremony were Fr Thomas Makajil, the rector of St Mary's Cathedral Parish, Fr Sunny Chung, the assistant rector, Isaac Pang (lawyer), Pilis Malim, the PPC Chairman, David Chung, the Finance Committee Chairman, Peter Thien, the Property Management Committee Chairman, John Pang, Demeh Koyopo, St Mark's Pastoral Committee Chairman and his committee.
The total cost of the project is RM800,000 (RM Eight Hundred Thousand Only). The project is expected to take some seven months to complete and the contractor assured that the handing over shall be on or before 14th April 2015.
Bishop Julius extended his appreciation to those who had initiated the extension especially John Pang who has been very instrumental of the project. He expressed his full confidence in the Building Committee and the contractor that the project would be completed as scheduled.
The prelate urged everyone in the Cathedral Parish under the capable leadership of Fr Thomas to generously assist the sub-parish to solicit for funds for the project. With the involvement and the cooperation of the faithful, things will work out accordingly to His will.
The ground breaking ceremony shall be graced by Bishop Julius on Sunday, 14th September at 10.30 am, after the Bahasa Malaysia mass.