Awang Tengah wants NRDA projects to start quickly due to tight deadline

Awang Tengah (seated centre) having a group photo with the Lab participants.

KUCHING, April 11: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is urging those involved in the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) development projects to initiate their projects swiftly due to the tight schedule.

He said the two-year deadline given by the state government to complete all 99 projects worth RM1.5 billion was very tight, but it would give a huge impact on the people of the northern region, particularly in Limbang and Lawas.

Awang Tengah, who is also NRDA chairman, said all the high impact projects involved infrastructure development like roads, water and electricity supplies, agriculture, farming and tourism.

“I hope those involved would in all the approved projects start initiating their projects immediately.

“The state governments realised that the deadlines for completion of the projects are very tight, but these infrastructure development projects would greatly improve the livelihood of the people there and would provide economic opportunities to them,” he said when closing the NRDA Value Management Lab at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) Demak Laut here yesterday (April 10).

Awang Tengah said Limbang and Lawas, including his Bukit Sari state constituency, were rich in natural resources and would greatly benefit from the infrastructure development projects that would enable the resources to be tapped to their full potential.

“I am sure all the 99 high impact projects would catapult the development process of the northern region, in line with the development of other parts of Sarawak,” he said. — DayakDaily