KUCHING: Utility and Telecommunication Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi hopes the Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Development (MIPD) will achieve greater success under the leadership of its new minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
“Strong support and cooperation should be given to Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas,” said Julaihi, who is the former assistant minister of MIPD.
“MIPD is fortunate because Uggah has extensive experience at the federal government level as well as at the state level. Furthermore, he is also Deputy Chief Minister and Second Minister of Finance and New Economy,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday (Jan 20) in which he shared about the symbolic and official handing over of duties for MIPD to the new minister.
The event was witnessed by MIPD permanent secretary Datuk Safri Zainudin and the ministry’s two new assistant ministers Datuk Majang Renggi and Aidel Lariwoo.
Julaihi thanked the staff members of MIPD, Public Works Department (PWD) throughout Sarawak, and port general managers for their support and cooperation during his tenure as assistant minister of MIPD.
“The support and cooperation of all have helped me a lot in carrying out my duties during my time in MIPD.
“This will always be remembered and appreciated, and it is a meaningful provision for me to work in my new ministry – the Ministry of Utility and Telecommunication,” he said.
Julaihi said he was happy and thankful that during his tenure in MIPD, he was able to play a role especially in the implementation of the Coastal Road, including the construction of bridges along it as well as the Second Trunk Road.
“As an anak kampung (villager) from the coastal area, I believe the construction of the Coastal Road and bridges will bring big changes to the development of the coastal areas and rural areas as a whole, once the Coastal Road and bridges, and the Second Trunk Road are completed.
“It will become a game changer to the coastal areas and rural areas as a whole,” he said.