Penguang (right, front) arrives at Rumah Abok Jabu.

KUCHING: A total of 250 persons from Ulu Teru, Baram participated in a Community Extension Outreach Programme (CEOP) organised by the State Agriculture Department recently.

Local Government Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil said the participants underwent courses on durian planting, freshwater fish farming as well as listened to initiatives offered by the department.

Penguang expressed hope that the knowledge that they had obtained could be used to increase their incomes and improve their living standards.

“This is among the initiatives of the state government to solidify the agricultural sector and enable farmers in rural areas to earn higher incomes.

“Similar courses will also be held at three other locations in Marudi constituency in the near future,” he said in a Facebook post last Saturday.

Earlier, Penguang officiated at the function held at Rumah Abok Jabu longhouse in Ulu Teru.

During the function, the Marudi assemblyman doled out minor rural project (MRP) allocations to the village safety and development committees (JKKKs) of Rumah Abok (RM15,000), Rumah Takang (RM15,000), Rumah Dullah Tawas (RM15,000), Rumah Mathew Sigat (RM15,000), Rumah Kalong Goh (RM15,000) and Rumah Henry Gomez (RM20,000).