Awang Tengah delivers his speech.

DARO: The water supply to the villages in Daro will be improved in the future said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

“The state government has allocated a total of RM4 billion to improve the water supply across the state and the area here (Daro) will have improved water supply once all the planning made are fully implemented,” he said.

He said this when officiating at a ceremony to launch the Daro Community Hall as well as present land titles to local residents here on Saturday (Oct 17).

Awang Tengah said besides the RM4 billion fund allocated to improve water supply, the state government had also set aside RM2.3 billion for the supply of electricity throughout the state.

“The state government has allocated RM2.3 billion which was supposed by allocated by the federal government through the Rural Development Ministry, but the funding was cancelled by the Pakatan Harapan government.

“So, this has to be funded by the state government for the sake of the people and we will also expand the rural electricity supply including here in Daro,” he said.

On a related matter, Awang Tengah said the state government through the International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Ministry will help dwellers to involve themselves in entrepreneurship.

“If the people are keen and motivated, they can make it in the business world through the facilities available at our agencies.

“In Daro, we have completed a shop lot (for the use of entrepreneurs) and in the second phase we are gathering information and views from the ground on the construction of more shop lots and mini shops for food processing,” he said.

Awang Tengah said the second phase of the project will be undertaken by the Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA).

He also said that Daro, upon the request of its assemblyman will be prioritised for an Anjung Usahawan (business premises)to be built, adding it will be one of the main projects in the 12 Malaysia Plan (12MP)