Awang Tengah: Landowners need to work together for NCR land measurement process

Awang Tengah (second left) presenting the land title to a recipient in Lawas yesterday.

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KUCHING, Dec 5: Landowners need to work together to ensure measurement works for their Native Customary Right (NCR) land can be carried out in an orderly manner.

According to a report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said, for example, for the Bidayuh community in Kuching, the Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) acted as an intermediary to ensure that their NCR land survey application could be made properly.

“In the Bidayuh area in Kuching, they are using DBNA to identify the NCR land that can be carried out for measurement. Then, after the survey is made and gazetted, they (DBNA) also help the villagers to mark their land boundaries.

“Although it is not 100 per cent approved, their way and method have facilitated the Land and Survey Department in the measurement process,” said Awang Tengah in his speech during the handing over ceremony of ‘Section 18 KTN Land Titles and Land Acquisition Compensation for Lawas District Project’ held at a hotel in Lawas yesterday.

During the ceremony, a total of RM2.3 million in land compensation were handed over to the recipients involved.

Meanwhile, Awang Tengah said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has agreed to upgrade the implementation of the Village Expansion Scheme and the Resettlement Scheme in Sarawak to be equipped with basic and public facilities.

He said the previous Village Expansion Scheme and Resettlement Scheme in Sarawak were only implemented with gravel road, and now the road must be tarred.

“The drainage used to be a dugout drainage; now it needs to be made of concrete drainage and electricity and water supply must be available,” he said. ― DayakDaily