Blikau presents RM1 million grants to 44 JKKKs, NGOs

Blikau (fifth left) posing with the recipients of the grants after the presentation ceremony.
Blikau (fifth left) posing with the recipients of the grants after the presentation ceremony.

KAPIT: Katibas state assemblyman Datuk Ambrose Blikau Anak Enturan recently presented grants amounting to RM1 million under his Minor Rural Project (MRP) allocations to 44 Village Security and Development Committee (JKKKs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Katibas state constituency in Song District.

The presentation ceremony, organised by Song District Office in collaboration with PBB Service Centre in Katibas, took place at the conference room of Song District Office.

In his remarks, Blikau explained the grants, which were for the first phase of this year,   were allocated by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government for the benefit of the people.

He rebutted the allegations by the opposition in the social media that Song hadno development projects.

“Such allegations are merely lies and aimed at smearing the name of the GPS government. In actual fact, the GPS government has planned several development projects for Song, especially under Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA).

“The proposed development projects include road development from Nanga Banjur to Nanga Engkuah at a cost of RM176 million, proposed provision of clean safe and treated water supply and electricity supply to the longhouses that have been connected by roads in Song District at a cost of some RM164 million and solar electricity supply projects at the upper Katibas and Bangkit areas that have been implemented and are in various stages of implementation.”

Blikau warned the people not to be easily hoodwinked by the opposition propaganda in the social media and to continue giving their undivided support to the GPS government.

Present were Song District Officer, Jackline August, heads of the various government agencies, councillors of Kapit District Council, community leaders and village headmen from nearby longhouses.