Structured development for Petra Jaya



KUCHING: Housing in Petra Jaya here will be developed in a well-structured manner to keep up with the rapid development that is presently occurring in the area.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government is looking to undertake this by opening up new areas and extending existing villages.

Sufficient fund will be given to the Land and Survey Department (JTS) whose job is to identify new areas for us to develop the new housing schemes.

“The city is currently undergoing widespread development. There is also an influx of migrants from other places. That is why the government is planning the structured development,” he said while officiating at a friendly neighbourhood dinner organised by Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here on Friday.

Abang Johari said among the current housing developments in Petra Jaya implemented by the state government were Phase 1 to Phase 5 of Kampung Rampagi scheme.

Secondly is the Samariang-Semerah Padi scheme which is also from Phase 1 to Phase 5. This is in addition to developing new villages in Samariang Pinggir, Matang Batu 10, Samariang Tanah Merah and Kampung Sejingkat.

The chief minister said the area behind Kampung Buntal will also be extended as well as Muara Tebas.

“When the villages are extended, we have to appoint more village chiefs. This year, we have added 22 more of them. In Kuching alone, we now have four Temenggong, 12 Pemanca, 90 Penghulu and 420 headmen,” he said.

The state government is also looking to develop Kampung Seberang Hilir and open up areas such as Sungai Bedaun.

“We want to build homes similar to what has been done in Kemuyang, Sibu.

“Of course, the cost will be big, but they will have bigger income which will be given back to the people in the form of development projects,” he said.

Anyi offers one-off assistance for students

SIBU: Students in the Ngemah constituency have been urged to apply for a one-off education assistance through the Ngemah Service Centre. The call came from...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Artificial reefs promise better future

SEMATAN: The placement of artificial reefs in the sea...

132 to lose crowning glory for cancer fight

KUCHING: Over 140 participants across Malaysia have signed up...

AZAM to step up development communication drive

KUCHING: AZAM Sarawak will intensify efforts to facilitate development...

Skill up and seize opportunities, Hasidah tells young

KUCHING: Investing in the development of human capital is...

Keep up good work, SEB tells contractors

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy has called on its contractors to...

School leavers advised to further studies

MATU: School leavers are advised to take the opportunity...

Research findings on algae-based biofuels in six months

KUCHING: The outcome of a research by the Sarawak...

Pilgrims elated for chance to perform the Hajj

KUCHING: After waiting for two years to perform the...

Reactions vary over subsidy removal

By Neville Timothy Sanders & Nura Valentiana Lorna KUCHING: While...

Lions Club’s esteemed event July 30

SIBU: Lions Club of Sibu Pahlawan here will hold...

Assemblyman appeals for support for MP Hanifah

MUKAH: Balingian constituents have been urged to continue their...

Association Country Women of the World conference on July 5

KUCHING: A meeting between the Ministry of Women, Childhood...