KUCHING: The Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) development projects ought to commence as soon as possible to create an immediate impact on the people of Limbang and Lawas, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
According to him, the two-year time frame for all NRDA projects to be completed is ‘quite tight’.
I thus hope that all approved projects can start as soon as possible, he said when officiating at the closing ceremony of NRDA Value Management Lab at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) here on Wednesday.
Awang Tengah, who is also NRDA chairman, said the Sarawak government understands that the time-frame given to complete the projects is tight, but on completion, the infrastructure facilities would improve the people’s quality of life as well as create many economic opportunities.
Limbang and Lawas are rich in resources but only when there are sufficient roads and facilities can these resources be fully utilised.
All 99 of the high-impact projects will certainly help to accelerate the development process, which in turn, will contribute towards the growth of northern Sarawak in tandem with other divisions, he said.
The Sarawak government has approved an allocation of RM1.5 billion under NRDA for 99 projects which include the construction of roads, water and electricity supplies, agriculture, livestock and tourism in Limbang and Lawas.
Assistant Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, who is also Bukit Kota assemblyman, and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang were also present at the function.
Source: Sarawak Government