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Bringing economic development to rural folk

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Bringing economic development to rural folk
Harden (fourth left) cuts a ribbon to declare open the concrete bridge across Batang Undop at Kampung Sengelau.

KUCHING: The Projek Rakyat (people’s project) involving the construction of a concrete bridge across Batang Undop at Kampung Sengelau has significant impact on the economic development of the local residents.

Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, who is also Simanggang assemblyman, declared open the RM640,000 project last Friday.

Its completion has opened up room for agricultural development across Sungai Batang Undop. In addition, the construction of an 800m farm road leading to a rambutan scheme farm has been approved and in the process of construction at a cost of RM80,000.

Harden noted that these infrastructure developments, brought about by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government as part of its comprehensive development plan, have greatly benefitted the people, especially those in the rural areas.

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