Speed up development in Song District, urges Katibas rep
By:Lee Shaw Wei
DUN-Lidam debate-1123-lsw – 1

KATIBAS assemblyman Lidam Assan requests that the Sarawak government earmark Song District as an “Affirmative Action Area” to speed up its overall development in his debate in support of the Supply 2023 (Bill 2022).

“I continue (as per the last sitting) to request for more assistance for Katibas to provide a concerted effort and assistance for socioeconomic development to uplift Song from the label as the poorest district in Malaysia,” he said.

“I would propose for the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) to continue to provide funding for our churches and at the same time Sarawak government must also provide for the needs of our mosques in Katibas.

“Due to an ever-increasing population and demand for better healthcare in Katibas, I would also request that our Song Health Clinic be upgraded to a polyclinic or a hospital and equipped with better facilities with more doctors.

“In view of the increasing burden, responsibility and challenges in the rural areas, I would also like to request for the increase of allowance for our community leaders from the current rate to an appropriate amount.”

Lidam added: “I would like to suggest to our Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to increase further our allocation for Rural Transformation Projects (RTP) due to the current increase in costs and to transform Katibas faster to achieve a developed status in 2030.”

党As part of Sarawak’s digitalisation, I would also like to continue to request the setting up of Song Centre for Excellence or something like Centexs (Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak) with customised curriculum to suit the needs to support our farmers and improve their economy as this centre will provide knowledge and skills.

“Last but not least, I would also like to propose the expansion of the coverage and quality of the telecommunication towers, internet services, electricity supply and water supply,” he concluded.


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