SARIKEI: Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii officiated at the Peladang Prihatin Sarawak programme here today (Aug 17), which saw the handing over of contribution in the form of fresh produce to frontliners of Sarikei Hospital.
The programme is a component of the agricultural produce purchase and distribution programme by area farmers’ organisations (PPKs) under the Sarawak Department of Agriculture (DoA).
The contribution of fresh vegetables and fruits from DoA Sarikei division and Sarikei PPK to the frontliners was a token of appreciation and support for their efforts in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
Huang symbolically handed over the contribution to Sarikei Hospital director Dr Tey Siew Chang.
The programme also lightens the burden of those affected by the pandemic by helping farmers with the purchase of their agricultural produce that are unable to be marketed or sold.