BY MARGARET RINGGIT & NATASHA JEE
MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg vowed to bring in more development projects to Subis, Niah and Bekenu, provided the people in the whole area give Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) a new five-year mandate.
“Today’s launching (of the Waterfront Niah Phase 2) is proof that we in GPS are giving priority to rural development and Subis, Niah is not left behind in our agenda,” he said on Monday (Nov 29).
With vast development plans in the pipeline, Subis would be transformed into a development hub for the Northern Region in Miri division, Abang Johari said.
In stating this, he said the Sarawak government led by GPS was determined to carry out mega projects including the construction of the Niah Waterfront (Phase One and Phase Two) worth RM8million.
“God is great, he gave me the idea to impose sales tax on our gas and petroleum products, within three years we managed to rake in revenue of RM7billion that allows us to implement various mega projects in Sarawak including the Niah Waterfront,” he said.
In this respect Abang Johari emphasised that it is crucial for Sarawak to be governed by a stable government with a long term policy for the rakyat.
“If we have a government that is able to provide stability, our future will be bright,” he asserted.
On another note, Abang Johari disclosed that Sarawak must have continuity in its leadership in order to move forward and progress further.
“That is why, in GPS we have engaged the young generation’s participation in our party so that we would have continuity … politicians will come and go, that is why we must prepare our new generation to have the continuity,” he stressed.
Abang Johari went to visit three other projects by the Sarawak government including the beautification work on the Sungai Sibuti Bridge which has been completed on March 2 this year and two mosques located in Kampung Bakam and Taman Tunku.
Kampung Bakam’s new mosque worth RM5.4 million is expected to be completed in Feb 15 next year while another in Taman Tunku is scheduled for completion next year before Hari Raya.
Also present were Assistant Minister of Islamic Affairs and Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara (DBKU) Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, incumbent for Bekenu Datuk Rosey Yunus, Sibuti Member of Parliament Lukanisman Awang Sauni and incumbent for Lambir Ripin Lamat.