Agricultural projects distributed to applicants

Jamilah (right) during the presentation of agricultural projects to successful applicants

KUCHING: A total of six agricultural projects were approved by the Lundu District Agriculture Department to the constituents in Tanjung Datu.

Its assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said the funds for the projects, which are worth a total of RM88,000 were distributed to successful applicants.

She said with the projects being given to the constituents, it will help them increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods.

“The Sarawak government always helps the people whether in terms of infrastructure, education, agriculture or in terms of religion for the people to get comfort and a better life,” she said.

She said this when met after presenting the projects under the state government’s Agriculture Facilitation Funds (AFF) to the applicants during a brief ceremony at Dewan Mahligai Gading, Lundu on Friday (July 30).

During the same function, Jamilah officiated at a symbolic handover of food baskets under the federal government’s economic aid programme to the recipients.

She said a total of 995 food baskets were distributed to the local residents costing a total of RM99,500.

“This is a reflection of the government’s concern for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In terms of recovery, the government is ensuring the people are protected through the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines,” she said.

Jamilah said for the Lundu district, it has recorded 99 percent vaccination for first dose recipients while 82.1 percent for second dose recipients from its eligible population.

“We are able to achieve this high vaccination figure due to the commitment of all parties who raised awareness on the importance of vaccination and the cooperation of the people of Lundu as a whole,” she said.

Also present during the ceremony were Lundu district officer Gustian Durani and other community leaders.