By Adrian Lim
LAWAS, Dec 2: The state government has planned to build public amenities such as an urban park in Sundar for the people in Lawas.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said he has instructed the Lawas District Council to plan the landscaping of the town with local participation from the Lawas people.
“We will implement in stages the Millennium Park in Lawas. We have discussed the project and hopefully, by next year we will start to implement it in stages. When it is implemented, we need many trees and flowers,” he said.
He also said an urban park in Sundar will be developed by next year.
“This park will have many components for instance facilities for extreme sports, mountain climbing and so forth. I want it to be planted with Sakura flowers which can become a tourist attraction,” he said during an event for town landscaping and the handing over of minor rural projects (MRP) grants with the community here today.
Awang Tengah who is also Second Minister of Urban Development and Resources added the state will also build a nature walk in Kampung Punang.
He said the Lawas community especially those involved in landscaping can discuss with the Lawas District Council to beautify the parks. Awang Tengah believed their landscaping work can assist them to generate more income and lift up their standard of living.
On the MRP grant, Awang Tengah who is Bukit Sari assemblyman said the state government has allocated RM4.5 million each year to the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) elected representatives.
He said the amount of MRP grant allocated by the GPS state government in Sarawak under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is the highest among all the states in Malaysia.
Awang Tengah who is also International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development said the state government has also allocated each GPS MP one million as grants for the development of their constituencies.
He added the GPS state government is a people-centric government that looks after the welfare of the people in Sarawak. —DayakDaily