Beting Maro to benefit from agricultural infrastructure

Razaili (right) presents welfare assistance to a longhouse resident.

PUSA: The Beting Maro constituency located in the Sarawak Food Basket region will receive spin-off effects from the agricultural infrastructure approved by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg recently.

Beting Maro assemblyman Razaili Gapor noted that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government would provide agricultural infrastructure from Triso to Igan, covering the Betong, Sarikei and Mukah divisions with an allocation of RM1.5 billion.

“Several areas have been identified, including the Muton-Undai area which will have drainage and irrigation facilities.

“In total, there are five main areas in my constituency that will receive ‘spin-off’ from the budget approved by the chief minister such as Blok area up to Tambak (Sungai Lamun), Batang Maro, across Beladin, next to Beladin (to expand Sungai Beras scheme) and the Semarang-Spinang scheme,” he said.

He told this to Suara Sarawak after handing over of house repair materials under the second phase of Sarawak Housing Repair for the Poor Programme (PPRMS) for Beting Maro constituency on Sunday.

“With integrated development, we hope the local population will be able to improve their economy by being actively involved in modern agricultural activities,” he said.

Razaili also said that electricity and water supply issues in his constituency had been resolved.

“At present, we are upgrading the access road to Blok. The first phase costing RM300,000 has been completed, while the second phase will be implemented soon with an allocation of RM500,000.

“When fully completed, the residents of the two longhouses here can access the road any time because previously many parts of the road were damaged, and flooded when it rained heavily.”

He also said the state government had built two churches in Blok and Muton Asal, while another one would be built in Muton Kara at a cost of RM500,000.