LKIM D-G on working visit to state

KUCHING: The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) organised a working visit to its development projects in the state yesterday.

Its director-general Jamaludin Othman said he and his delegation visited three places, namely Muara Tebas, Kampung Bako and Kampung Tupong Batu.

Jamaludin (front row, third left) talks to a fishmonger at the Muara Tebas fish market.

“The purpose of this visit is to see the progress of fishery activities in these areas and also to monitor the fishermen’s associations and their communities.

“So far, I am very pleased to see the various activities undertaken by the local fishermen’s associations. The activities are diesel fuel subsidy, fish market, fish landing jetty and aquaculture,” he said.

Jamaludin added that those activities could become profitable and improve the socio-economy of the local people.

Jamaludin at the Bako fish market.

On other related matters, he said this year, LKIM had given a grant of RM40,000 to Sri Muara Fishermen’s Association (PNK Sri Muara) to improve the Muara Tebas fish market which was expected to be completed by August 7.

LKIM has also approved a RM500,000 grant to PNK Sri Muara for the setting up of a tilapia fish farm at Kampung Tupong Batu.

Also present was LKIM Sarawak director Azmi Othman.

A caged tilapia fish farm at Kampung Tupong Batu.