6 longhouses in Paku Ulu to conduct land survey themselves under NCR pioneer project

Uggah (sixth left in blue shirt) poses for a group photo with the villagers. Photo credit: Ukas

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BUKIT SABAN, July 29: Six longhouses in Paku Ulu area in the Bukit Saban constituency have been identified for the Native Customary Rights (NCR) land survey pioneer project, where the villagers will survey the land themselves.

According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas), this initiative came following a discussion between Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and the Land and Survey Department (LSD) Betong Division on Thursday (July 28).

In the meeting held at Danau Paku Spaoh longhouse, it was decided that the survey process will be conducted by the longhouse residents themselves who have undergone a course by LSD on the use of global positioning system (GPS) equipment.

It was made to understand from the meeting that the Land and Survey Department will verify the survey once it is completed by the longhouse residents.

This method, proposed by Uggah, is expected to ease, facilitate and speed up the NCR land survey process under Section 6 to Section 18.

This project will be carried out in stages beginning with the six longhouses and to be expanded across Bukit Saban constituency later on.

Political secretary to the Premier of Sarawak Dr Richard Rapu was also present. — DayakDaily