LAWAS: There will be more development projects in Trusan area as the Sarawak government has a ‘local plan’ ready.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the developments will be carried out under the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA).
“We are going to build a sub-district office with attractive design. It will be a landmark that represents Trusan as a food basket, especially durian which is famous here,” he said when officiating at the Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) at Trusan Futsal Court in Lawas on Monday.
He said through the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, the government will also build another ‘Anjung Usahawan’ (entrepreneurs corner) in Trusan.
“This will provide facilities for entrepreneurs and would facilitate those involved in food processing,” he said.
He said the state government also plans to build a Mini Service Centre in Long Tuan to provide facilities not only to carry out businesses but also to allow government agencies to serve the people.
“The state is also going to repair the schools using a fund from NRDA, and for the whole of Limbang and Lawas area, NRDA has allocated RM160 million to repair dilapidated schools,” he said.
He added he has instructed NRDA to finalise all these projects before the end of this year.
“The intention of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in to develop the state,” he said.
“Sarawak continues to provide electricity including to the rural areas through an allocation of RM2.3 billion.
“By 2030, electricity supply for Limbang and Lawas areas will be connected to the grid system. This means the community can enjoy 24 hour electric supply,” he said.
On water supply, he said the state government has allocated RM4 billion to carry out water supply projects in all areas.
“Besides that, other developments include the building of roads and the installing telecommunication towers so that rural areas can have better connectivity and coverage,” he said.