Many projects in store for division, CM assures Samarahan folk

Posted on : 03 Nov 2020  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Abang Johari (front, second left) being briefed about the three major projects during the inspection on the Kota Samarahan Wholesale Market site. — Photo by Roystein Emmor

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The three ongoing major projects here reflect Sarawak government’s focus on developing the suburban and rural areas across the state.

In this respect, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg assured the people of Samarahan Division that there are many projects that the government has in store for them.

He pointed out that the state government wants to implement more projects and provide more infrastructures in Samarahan not only to accommodate its growing population, but also in view of the division being a gateway for inter-district travelling across Sarawak.

“Some of the projects implemented by the state government in Samarahan Division are under the ‘Projek Rakyat’ (People’s Project) initiative, while others are under the purview of the Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (IRSDA).

“Apart from building infrastructures, the state government is also focusing on improving water and electricity supply for Samarahan residents,” he said in his speech prior to conducting inspections on the three project sites here yesterday.

The first site was the one set to house a bio-industrial park, located not far from the agriculture products collection centre in Kota Samarahan Industrial Estate.

Upon completion, the bio-industrial park would cater to industries based on agriculture and biodiversity resources.

The second site that Abang Johari visited was the village extension scheme at Kampung Mata Parang, while the third was the set meant for Kota Samarahan Wholesale Market.

The Chief Minister said upon completion, the wholesale market would help spur local economic activities.