Abang Johari presents the compensation cheque to a recipient Chi Kun Tanju (third left) witnessed by (from left) Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development and Resource Planning Datuk Zaidi Mahdi, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Land and Survey Department director Abdullah Julaihi, Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and Land and Survey Department Kuching Division superintendent Alfian Bawi. Photo: JaPen

KUCHING: Kampung Segedup folk will enjoy first-class infrastructure and facilities with the new resettlement as part of the village extension project here in the city.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the RM85mil project was a boon to folks as the homes would be sold at an affordable price.

“Kampung Segedup and Sungai Maong will be developed parallel to those in the urban areas with a more proper and arranged development.

“Secondly, the lands will be filled and the cost to fill each lot will be RM100,000. A concrete drainage will also be built and the roads will be widened.

“The cost for the lands itself is RM35mil while RM50mil was for building the houses.

“Essentially, the people will be equipped with first-class facilities,” he said when officiating a land compensation presentation ceremony here, Friday (Sept 18).

Abang Johari said folks would only need to pay for their houses and the rest of the facilities would be borne by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government.

“The priority will be for the folks of Kampung Segedup and Sungai Maong – for those who are already staying in the area and do not have their own houses.”

He said that a road from the Tan Sri Sulaiman Daud bridge would be built, connecting Sungai Maong and Segedup, expanding the village further.

“In the new housing scheme, a total of 297 lots were allocated for 297 homeowners. The lands that are used for the extension will be compensated according to the current market price.”

Abang Johari said the village extension programme was not a new concept, adding that similar programmes had been implemented in other areas of the state.

“This is the new way of doing it, not only in Sungai Maong but also in Sibu as well as Kampung Tambirat, Asajaya.

“This is what we are doing for the people and I only ask that you pray that Sarawak will have more income and that GPS will continue to rule the state.”