SIBU: More comprehensive development plan implemented by the state government in Sibujaya in future could boost the area’s potential as a food production hub in central Sarawak.
This is why the government is actively upgrading infrastructure especially roads to facilitate agricultural production in the central region including Sarikei, Bintangor and Julau, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
In fact, the whole area around Sibujaya would be developed into an agro park as a way to use modern agricultural projects to boost the people’s income.
“Good roads besides the strategic location (being near Sibu Airport) make the area ideal as an agricultural production hub targeted at the export market, said Abang Johari yesterday when he launched the Tan Sri Azman Hashim Community Sports Centre at Sibujaya Township.
He said the proposed sports centre would have a modern design, multi-functional and fully equipped with proper facilities.
“People in Sibujaya are fortunate to have the sophisticated sports centre. And we thank the chairman of Amcorp Group Tan Sri Azman Hashim for donating it,” he said.
Believing that Sibujaya has a bright future, he said it would be a destination as well as a transit point for many people from places in the state such as Kapit, Song, Sarikei, Bintangor, Bintulu, Miri and Kuching because there are interesting places to visit.
Noticing the multi-racial character of Sibujaya, he said many people of different races and religions from various places had moved to the township where they now live in peace and harmony.
“Together the multicultural people celebrate various festivals such as Hari Raya Puasa, Chinese New Year, Gawai Dayak and various others, which clearly shows their harmony and unity,” he said.
“If Sarawak is the model of racial peace and unity in Malaysia, then Sibujaya is the model of the same in Sarawak,” he said, adding that this unity and harmony would allow the state government to further develop the state.
He then mentioned the construction of a new road in Sibujaya from the Boulevard to Lanang Road and Sibu Town, saying it would make Sibujaya a hub in this part of Sibu.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Education and Technological Research Assistant Minister (who is also Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister) Dr Annuar Rapaee were among those present at the launching ceremony.