DEBAK: The Debak sub-district will have its own sports complex worth RM8.9 million funded by the Sarawak government.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this is another development project brought by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government for the people of Debak.
“Congratulations to the people of Debak and Saribas; construction work on the sports complex commends today and is expected to be completed within 12 months,” he said.
Uggah, who is also the Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development Minister, said this to reporters after a ground breaking ceremony for the Debak Sub-District Sports Complex here, today.
He hoped that the complex, which was built on 10 acres of land, would enable the youth to showcase their talent.
In addition to that, community leader Temenggong Pi’ee Alwi praised the project and said that GPS had always prioritised rural development.
“Before this, residents never thought that Debak would have its own sports complex.
“This facility would serve as a prominent sports venue for all,” he said.
He also added that the completion of the sports complex will allow the discovery of new talent.
Apart from that, Pi’ee said the complex will also be a venue for various programmes such as gatherings, school activities and so on.
The sports complex is a Projek Rakyat by the state government which is placed under the supervision of the Betong District Council with Cahaya Alam Murni Sdn Bhd as the appointed contractor.
Also present were Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat, Saribas assemblyman Mohammad Razi Sitam, Betong Division Resident Friday Belik, Betong district officer Sofhi Jebal and Debak sub-district supervising officer Nazari Bujang.