Simanggang makes good progress

Harden (centre) visiting the St Peter's Chapel Multipurpose Hall.

SIMANGGANG: Folk of Simanggang can now use roads to Simanggang Town to generate income to improve their livelihood.

Simanggang assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis said the area has shown tremendous progress compared to 57 years ago.

“The roads have been built for the residents here and it is now up to them to exploit the given facilities to generate their income,” he said during his visit here today (Feb 21).

Harden, who is also Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing, has met with the heads of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and Public Works Department (JKR) to discuss on the status of projects under the implementation of the agencies.

“I am thankful for the implementation of the Rural Transformation Project (RTP) by the state government, led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“Our chief minister has kept his promise to channel allocations to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) elected representatives to finance development in their respective areas,” he added.

Among the completed upgrading projects are the St Peter’s Chapel Multipurpose Hall, Batu Lintang, Undop, Sri Aman, which costs RM70,000, as well as Rh Encharang Multipurpose Hall, Kpg Klassen Sekulam, which costs RM50,000.

Also present during the visit were Undop Area Iban community leader Penghulu Mingging Sigan; Sri Aman District Council deputy chairman Andar Suntai; member of the council Denneil Saweng and Sungai Antu, Batu Lintang, Undop, Sri Aman JKKK (Village Development and Security Committee) chairman Belilie Ajah.

Harden (centre) visiting the Rumah Encharang Community Hall.