1,000 water tanks to boost Tarat agricultural activities

From right: Uggah, Sagah and Abdul Rahman visiting the Borneo Empurau Farm and Resort Sdn Bhd exhibition booth.

SERIAN, Aug 2: Agriculture activities in Tarat constituency will be greatly enhanced with provisions from the state government.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas announced today that 1,000 units of water tanks will be given to the area for agriculture fertigation technology.

Also in the pipeline is a mini collection and processing centre (CPC), while the construction of a farm road has been approved.

“The government has come up with a policy to help the rural farmers to use the latest technology in farming and providing facilities and infrastructure.

“This will help to increase their income and at the same time increasing food production as the state envisions to become a nett food exporter by 2030,” Uggah, who Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development revealed.

Uggah reiterated that the state aims to become a nett food exporter by 2030, having imported RM3.8 billion worth of food last year.

Uggah also hoped that the people will continue to support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for political stability and prosperity.

As the chairman of the State Disaster and Management Committee, Uggah also strongly reminded the public to comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said he was happy to note the cooperation of Sarawakians during Phase I on the fight against the virus, and hoped it will continue.

He said this at a closing of the Agrotani and Land Development briefing at Tiang Bekap Community Hall in upper Padawan.

Uggah said the initiative drawn by the state government was also to enable rural farmers to earn a monthly income of about RM,4,000.

According to him, the state government has allocated a whopping RM265 million to help rural farmers.

Both his Assistant Ministers of Modernisation of Agriculture Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn and Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail were among those present. — DayakDaily