KUCHING: Agricultural activities in Lundu will be boosted further with the proposed development of a collection, processing, and packaging centre (CPPC).
Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said RM6 million was approved for the purpose.
“This will allow agricultural and livestock-based products to be brought to a wider market and is poised to be a potential tourist attraction in the district in the future,” she said.
She said this when officiating at a ceremony where she handed over durian seeds and grants to the village security and development committees (JKKKs) of Kampung Sekambal in Lundu last Friday.
Jamilah said a total of RM3 million has been approved for agricultural activities in Tanjung Datu and hoped that more agricultural hubs will be approved in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).
The Tanjung Datu assemblywoman said various projects are ongoing in the constituency, reflecting the state government’s emphasis on rural development.
“This includes infrastructure projects seen with the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project to build the Kampung Sekambal jetty worth RM200,000.
“Apart from that, the proposed Kampung Sekambal mosque is currently in the approval process and will cost RM2 million. Same goes with the SK Lebai Mentali Kampung Sekambal which will be worth RM1.5 million,” she said.
Earlier, Jamilah presented a total of RM46,500 in grants to 31 JKKKs to ensure cleanliness of the village. She also presented durian seeds from the Lundu Agriculture Department to 49 recipients.
“I urge all to lend your support to the state government which has proven to bring development to Sarawak regardless of whether it’s election season or otherwise,” she said.
Also present was Lundu district officer Gustian Durani, Kuching Division agriculture officer Chung Mui Sia and community leaders in the Lundu district.