SIMUNJAN: The Simunjan Commercial Project which has been approved under Projek Rakyat will start early next year.
Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the RM16.3 million project to be implemented by the Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) is one of the struggles of the Sarawak government in building a better future for the people.
According to a statement in UKAS, he said the project aims to improve the socio-economy of the people in the Simunjan area and indirectly create opportunities for young people to be involved in current developments.
“This is so that our children get education and skills, so that they can help us develop this state while at the same time, it will guarantee their bright future.
“We have faced many challenges in terms of information technology changes. That is why we want our children to be able to face such challenges with confidence,” he said, adding that another project that can give socio-economic benefits to young people in the district is the Entrepreneur’s Anjung Project.
He said this when officiating at a symbolic ceremony on the launch of the Simunjan Commercial Project and the Handover of Financial Aid to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at Esplanade Simunjan on Sunday (Nov 13).
Earlier, Simunjan assemblyman Awla Dris expressed his appreciation to the LCDA for their contribution in helping the socio-economic development in the Simunjan area.
He said that with the existence of such a project, it will to some extent increase the income and living standards of the local population.
“God willing, next year we in Simunjan will get more big projects from the Sarawak government,” he said.
In the same ceremony, Awang Tengah handed over financial assistance from five agencies to the Simunjan Islamic Welfare Trust Board.
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