Shukree (second right) and Juhlie exchanging the signed documents witnessed by (from left) Ellem, Fazzrudin, Azlan and Wan Azizan at Angkasa Sarawak office in Kuching last Saturday (Sept 26).

KUCHING: Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with local Koperasi Kariah Masjid Darul Ulum Kalok Betong Berhad. This signing was for the Rest and Relax (R&R) project at Pusa junction.

The memorandum signed by Angkasa vice-president Datuk Che Mohd Shukree and Koperasi Kariah Masjid chairman Juhlie @ Joblee Ramli, was witnessed by Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman at Angkasa Sarawak office, Jalan Matang on Saturday (Sept 26).

Shukree explained that the collaboration was aimed at developing a R&R stop with a planned allocation of less than RM3 million. This is hoped to encourage the socio-economic activities around the area.

“The location for the stop is very strategic as it is located on the Pan Borneo Highway route from Betong to Kuching, so we are confident that there will be a lot of road users stopping there and the traffic flow may be quite heavy,” he said after the MOU signing ceremony.

According to him, the R&R stop will have facilities such as a surau, toilets and hawker space where cooperative products such as prepared fish eggs, nipah palm sugar and others, will be marketed there.

Also present at the signing ceremony was Angkasa vice-president Dr Azlan Yahya, Angkasa Sarawak chairman Wan Azizan Wan Zainal Abidin and Koperasi Kariah Masjid treasurer Ellem Narawi.