Betong Division Development Agency approves RM63 mln worth of new projects for Spaoh

Uggah (centre) and Dr Richard (third left) joined by other guests tossing the 'yee sang' at the pre-Chinese New Year dinner at Spaoh community hall on Feb 2, 2024.

SPAOH, Feb 3: The Betong Division Development Agency (BDDA) has approved a number of new projects amounting to a total of RM63 million to be implemented in Spaoh within this year.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas disclosed that RM33 million of this allocation has been designated for income-generating agricultural activities.

“These will focus on modern precision farming techniques like fertigation and hydroponics.

“The appropriate training will be held for our interested youth in due time,” he said during a pre-Chinese New Year dinner gathering held at the Spaoh community hall on Friday (Feb 2).

Uggah, who is also Bukit Saban assemblyman, said that a 260-hectare site near the Bebuling STOLport had been earmarked for this precision farming.

“We hope to be a leading vegetable, fruit and food producer in the region with our various plans and programmes.

“For instance, I am also looking at introducing crawfish farming, a new activity full of market potential here as well,” he added.

At the gathering organised by Spaoh Chung Hua Association, Uggah and Betong member of Parliament (MP) Dr Richard Rapu announced grants totalling RM170,000 with RM80,000 for Spaoh Chinese temple project and RM60,000 for the Association to carry out various activities and projects.

Uggah also presented red packets to 46 senior citizen present at the dinner. — DayakDaily