KUCHING: A total of 573 individuals from Tanjung Rembai, Skrang and Engkilili are now legitimate landowners under Section 18 (Agriculture) of Sarawak Land Code.
The presentation of land titles was performed by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan yesterday, where Assistant Minister of Industries and Investment Malcolm Mussen Lamoh and Engkilili assemblyman Johnichal Rayong Ngipa were also present.
In his remarks, Awang Tengah advised the recipients to make full use of their land to improve their socio-economic standing.
The landowners would surely benefit � if the land is utilised to the optimum, said the deputy chief ministry, who is also Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, and Second Minister of Urban Development and Natural Resources.
Moreover, Awang Tengah also said the Sarawak government had allocated RM40 million for the continuation of surveying works on Native Customary Rights (NCR) land, adding that the funding was announced in the 2019 Sarawak Budget tabled last year.
He added that the Sarawak government understood the importance of continuing the surveying works on NCR land.
According to him, 2.1 million acres of land had been surveyed as at December last year.
Source: Sarawak Government