Gedong to have district council soon
By:Noor Syahhira Hady

GEDONG: Gedong will have its own district council in the near future.

Since Gedong was promoted to a full district last year, Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg believed it is appropriate for the district to have its own council.

“As part of the establishment, local leaders will be appointed as counsellors.

“They can assist in the planning and implementation of any development initiatives in the district more effectively,” he said during the Gedong-level Mantar Gawai 2022 celebration at the Dewan RTC Ulu Gedong here, yesterday.

In keeping with this, he also stated that as Gedong develops, it would become more integrated with the growth of other rural areas.

“There has been a lot of preparation done since I became the Gedong assemblyman. Now it’s only a matter of putting it into action.

“Gedong has been allocated funds, one of which is for the construction of a road connecting Ulu Simunjan and Gedong.

“The route of the road has been determined. We may use the road to open up space for agriculture. The people here can develop their land,” he said.

Abang Johari, on the other hand, believed Gedong has the ability to help the government achieve food security in the state.

He stated that establishing food security is vital in order to lessen reliance on imported products while prices of items are rising, as well as to combat inflation caused by the ringgit’s current weakened value.

“The development of a road network will connect Gedong to Samarahan, the airport area as well as Sejingkat, where a new port will be developed, allowing agricultural products cultivated by local communities (through land owned) to be exported more easily to other locations,” he added.

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