LUNDU: The Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) Lundu Branch activity centre worth RM500,000 is expected to be completed within six months.
Minister for Education, Innovation and Talent Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn said once the building is completed, various activities related to Bidayuh culture can be implemented and enjoyed by the local community.
“As a non-governmental organisation (NGO) DBNA has shown great potential in the development of the Bidayuh community in Sarawak.
“For that purpose, DBNA Lundu Branch will get an activity centre for the purpose of organising more community activities,” he said after officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony of the building in Kampung Serayan Hulu recently.
Sagah said that since DBNA was established, various changes in social, economic and political arenas could be seen in the Bidayuh community.
He urged the Bidayuhs to remain united to ensure continuity in all aspects of development.
Meanwhile, the president of DBNA, Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik in his speech said that matters related to the customs of the Bidayuh people need to be preserved such as traditional clothes, dances, language and cultures.
The ceremony also saw a total of 30 Bidayuh children in Lundu district received educational incentives to further their studies.
Also present were Opar assemblyman Billy Sujang, political secretaries to Sarawak Premier, Niponi Undek and Damien Rijek and DBNA Lundu Branch chairman Suimi Kinseng.
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