By Nazrinzulaiqa Hasbi
TATAU: Rumah (Rh) Mawang folk have been given a total of RM1,890,000 for the construction of a new longhouse.
“Each bilik (unit) gets RM70,000, and this amounts to RM1,470,000 (21 units).
“The Sarawak government also contributed RM12,000 per unit to the 35 residents through the Timber Cess Fund,” said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Native Laws and Customs) Datuk John Sikie Tayai during a visit to Rh Mawang, Nanga Takan Ulu Anap Tatau on Sunday (Sept 19).
The Sarawak government also provided aid to residents of Rh Micheal China and Rh Sengalang.
“RM700,000 for Rh Micheal China (10 units) and RM770,000 for Rh Sengalang (11 units) were distributed.”
Sikie advised the residents to build new longhouses that prioritise safety.
At the same time, he also handed over donations to the Tatau Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba).
The donations consisted of two units of mist blower and one unit of knapsack battery.
He handed over the donations to Tatau Bomba chief Jankey Jikat.