A TOTAL of 13 areas covering 117,194 hectare or 289,586 acres have been approved for Native Customary Rights (NCR) perimeter surveys in Meluan constituency.
Urban Planning, Land Administration, and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh disclosed that of these, 10 areas with 107,303 hectare or 265,145 acres have been surveyed and one area with 524 hectare or 1,295 acres will be measured soon.
“However, two areas with 9,367 hectare or 23,146 acres have yet to be measured due to protests on the field,” he said.
He said this when replying to Rolland Duat Jubin (GPS-Meluan) on the question will the state government proceed with perimeter measurement of Section 6 and Section 18 NCR land in his constituency for this year.
The Kuala Rajang assemblyman stated that a total of nine areas measuring 56,726 hectares or 140,170 acres have been gazetted as a Bumiputera Communal Reserve (Agriculture) under Section 6 of the Land Code.
He said of the total, two areas measuring 22,087 hectares or 54,577 acres have been approved to be measured as an individual lot basis.
“One area which has completed being measured produced a total of 825 lot with 1,450 hectares or 3,583 acres.
“While the other one area measuring 20,637 hectares or 50,994 acres will be measured depending on the land claimant’s readiness,” he explained.
For eligible Bumiputera NCR land areas that have not applied for survey, he advised land claimants to submit a written application to the Land and Survey Department, Sarikei division.
He also disclosed that the federal government has approved an allocation of RM8.17 million for the purpose of land surveys under NCR New Initiative programme.
“A total of RM5.29 million has been channeled to the department for the implementation of the programme in the first half of this year,” he said.