Kampung Seromah can be mini cocoa estate

Miro (centre) speaks at the programme. Photo: Ukas

BAU: Kampung Seromah has the potential to be developed into a mini cocoa estate if the area’s agricultural land is cultivated with cocoa plants.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh said, “We can start with 50 acres and add more in stages every year. If we can plant 500 acres of cocoa in Seromah, it is possible we will be among the largest cocoa plantations in Malaysia.”

He said this at a programme to hand over 177 land documentations which had been surveyed through the Dayak Bidayuh National Association’s (DBNA) initiative at Kampung Seromah Hall on Sunday (Apr 11).

Miro added that the Malaysian Cocoa Board (LKM) was ready to assist in the plan.

“LKM is very open to help and has allocations in the form of site preparation, infrastructure and so on,” he said, adding that Kampung Seromah had the basic facilities and infrastructure.

Thus, he said his focus now as a representative of the people was to find ways to elevate the household incomes and economic status of the people.

In this regard, Miro urged the villagers to cooperate with the ketua kampung and Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) in making the native customary rights (NCR) land survey programme a success.

“This programme is free at the initiative of the government. These survey works will not be successful if the villagers do not agree,” he explained.