Sarawak committed to success of tree planting campaign

Awang Tengah (left) leading the state team during the online 78th National Land Council Meeting chaired by Muhyiddin.

KUCHING: The state government is committed to the “100 million Trees Planting Campaign” which is one of the federal government’s greening programmes.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan gave this assurance during the 78th National Land Council Meeting held via online platform today.

The meeting, also attended by leaders from other states, was chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Awang Tengah was representing Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The deputy chief minister emphasised the need to set up nurseries capable of supplying 600,000 trees of various species at a time in order for the forest landscape restoration programme to succeed.

He appealed to the federal government to consider allocating a fund of RM20 million for the purpose under the 12th Malaysia Plan.

Awang Tengah also informed the meeting on the successful implementation of the “one day registration” (for land instrument). “The Land and Survey Department had also improved registration efficiency to implement 100% ‘same day registration.”

He said the use of the e-Lasis portal has enhanced efficiency in handling land administration in the state. e-Lasis is a system provided by the Sarawak Land and Survey Department as an additional channel for the public to interact with and consume its services.