Govt still looking for suitable site for new Opar township


LUNDU: The new Opar township will become a smart city once it is fully developed.

Opar assemblyman Billy Sujang said the government was still looking for a suitable site to establish the new township.

Previous suggested locations had been declined by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“Now, we are still in the process of identifying some of the appropriate sites.

“We hope the new site is located not far from Lundu town.

“In collaboration with the District Council and the District Office, I hope we succeed in establishing a new town by (adapting) Smart City,” he said when handing over Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants and incentives to 32 SPM 2021 outstanding students here on Today (Aug 8).

At the same time, he also said that the Biawak Health Clinic was being developed to serve as an international hub in Sarawak.

During the weekend, he said, vehicles from Indonesia entered the state through the Biawak Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex.

“I am very excited to see the facilities available at the other side of our border. In fact, their quarantine centre and clinic look like hotels.

“So this is what we have to do. To improve our amenities so that we can be an international hub.”

Developing a township in Opar was among the pledges made by Billy during his campaign to be the people’s representative for the constituency last December.

Meanwhile, the establishment of the clinic has been urged at the federal level and meetings would be conducted with the Health Ministry.

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