Sikie (centre) arrives at the longhouse for the meet-the-people session.

BINTULU: Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Sarawak Bumiputera Law and Customs) Datuk John Sikie Tayai asserted that the Sarawak government remains committed to help the people in the state.

He said the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, is working on increasing the average income significantly from the current RM5,000 to RM16,000 per month by 2030.

“To ensure we achieve this, the people must work closely with the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government,” he said.

Sikie added that the State government has implemented various development projects to spur and accelerate the rural areas.

He said this last Saturday (Oct 17) during a meet-the-people programme at Rumah (Rh) Johny, Sungai Annau, Tatau here.

Citing on the minor rural project (MRP), rural transformation project (RTP) Agriculture Facilitation Fund (AFF), Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) and Rural Electrification Scheme (RES), he said that these initiatives reflect the government’s seriousness to bring development to the people.

At the event, Sikie also announced an allocation of RM8,000 under the MRP to Rh Johny’s village security and development committee (JKKK) and RM3,000 to the longhouse’s women’s bureau.