Long Pillah receives RM1 mln for controlled fishing project

Abdullah (standing sixth left) and Dennis (sixth right) with Long Pillah's headman Saging Wan (clad in yellow attire) and other villagers after the cheque presentation on Saturday.

MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has kept his promise to the people of Long Pillah in Ulu Baram.

Less than a month after Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg approved an allocation of RM1 million to help fund Long Pillah’s Pulung Masik Tagang (controlled fishing) system project, a cheque was presented to Long Pillah’s Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) on Saturday (November 28).

Presenting the cheque worth at RM1 million, on behalf of the Chief Minister, was Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communication Unit), Abdullah Saidol.

The simple handing over was held in Long Pillah village during an Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) on Saturday.

Abdullah also presented cheques worth RM3,500 to Long Pillah’s JKKK, RM 3,500 to Long Pillah’s Saberkas and RM5,000 Long Pillah’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

The ceremony was witnessed by Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau.

Receiving the cheque, on behalf of 178 househoulds of Long Pillah longhouse, was its headman Saging Wan.

Long Pillah longhouse, is a 100-year-old village, with nearly 2,000 villagers.

The fund for the Pulung Masik Tagang system was among two development projects approved by the Chief Minister during his visit to the longhouse last month. He was there to officiate at the solar power project under the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares).

The first was a RM15 million integrated recreational centre at Long Lama Rural Growth Centre.