Breakwater project to benefit fishing community

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TANJUNG MANIS: The 50-metre long breakwater and erosion embankment construction project will bring relief to over 300 residents of Kampung Lot Baru Rajang here.

Assistant Minister of Natural Resources and Urban Development Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project worth RM650,000 would benefit fishermen in keeping their boats as well as enhance safety from the threat of large waves especially during the monsoon season.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (UKAS), the Kuala Rajang assemblyman said the construction of this embankment would be continued from time to time to cover the entire village when the allocation is available.

Earlier on Friday (Jan 21), he had visited the area and saw from himself the status of the construction of Kampung Jerijeh Mosque.

Once completed, the mosque worth RM4.3 million from the assemblyman’s RTP allocation will be the pride of residents and it is expected to be completed before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

In the afternoon, Len Talif witnessed the handing over the Phase 2 expansion site of the Baji Jaya Resettlement Scheme (SPS), Sarikei to the contractor by the Sarikei Division Land and Survey Department (JTS).

“This project worth RM5.3 million is expected to be completed in 18 months, implemented by BYK Construction Company as the selected contractor. Once completed, a total of 162 new lots will be added into the Phase 2 expansion project,” he said.

Among the infrastructure provided are tarred roads, drainage systems, and water and electricity supply as well as telecommunications.

In addition, the area will be developed comprehensively, complete with various facilities such as cemeteries, shophouses, schools, halls, houses of worship, and more.

Len Talif said that residents in the area could apply to develop and cultivate agricultural land in the agropark area to diversify their sources of income and improve the local economy.

Residents who have received their respective lots can now build their homes according to their own ability while the B40 group can apply for housing schemes provided by the government.

He hoped for the cooperation of all parties to ensure that the government’s agenda of driving development can be effectively carried out.

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