CHIEF Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari tasting the Pulut Kuning as Datuk Amar Awang Tengah (4th right) and others look on.

LIMBANG: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg yesterday approved a total of RM72 million allocations to transform the rural areas of Limbang and Lawas districts.

The amount is for the development of projects such as infrastructures, including roads in northern of Sarawak.

Johari said that from the total, RM30 million will be  used to upgrade the Limbang Waterfront and Limbang Esplanade whereas RM2.5 million will be used to build the bridge in the Limbang town.

At the same time a total of RM30 million was approved to develop the road from Hulu Lubai to Mentawai which connects the Gunung Buda in this area, the Chief Minister announced at the ‘meet-the-people session that doubled as the Chinese New Year celebration 2017 at Civic Centre here last night.

Meanwhile, Johari also announced an allocation of RM10.2 million to upgrade Lawas River Waterfront.

Also present were the wife of Johari, Datin Amar Dato Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang.

Also present were Minister of Resource Planning and Environment II Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) Dato Henry Sum Agong, Assistant Minister of Welfare and Community Wellbeing Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, Member of Parliament Limbang, Hasbi Habibollah, Batu Danau Assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang, State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Limbang Resident Datu Maria Hasman and other assistant ministers and VIPs’.

Johari also said that all efforts to bring transformation to the rural areas in the States will always be continued.

This is in line with Tok Nan’s efforts that have abolished the toll, reduce electricity rates and so forth in order to provide welfare to the people.

Accordingly, Johari vowed to continue efforts to obtain rights of Sarawak through consultation with the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.