LAWAS: The Sarawak government is always concerned and continuously strives to address the needs of the rural population, especially in Lawas.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan pointed out that many projects are currently under implementation, such as water and electricity supply as well as telecommunications.
According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS), he said this is a need in the state, especially to attract foreign investment.
“With these facilities, we can not only help and improve the needs of our community but also increase the investment facilities which will come to Lawas,” he said at Punang Zone’s thanksgiving ceremony for the victory of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and presentation of school bags for SK Punang.
Awang Tengah, who is also Bukit Sari assemblyman, added that Lawas is a strategic area which can attract investors in the oil and gas sector.
“If it becomes a reality, this will provide many job opportunities, that is, they would need at least 15,000 workers and this would be able to improve our economy through tourism and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
“This has all happened because our government is stable and safe,” he said, adding that the facilities provided will be able to expand the business sector and products.