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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 1: A RM60 million project will start by this year-end to link Segedup and Kampung Sungai Maong with Satok, announced Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today.
The proposed project would take about three years to complete, and it would include building a road, which will connect the roundabout at Stapok to Kampung Sungai Maong and to Segedup.
“Along the way, we will also open up new housing areas, as well,” the chief minister said at an event organised by PBB Satok Branch and held at Datu Merpati Jepang Hall to present contributions to the less fortunate in conjunction with Ramadhan.
“We will build affordable housing to enable our low-income community, especially those from Kudei and Kudei Baru as well as surrounding areas, to each own a house.”
The provision of basic infrastructure, including the roads, drainage, water and electricity supplies, will be funded by the Sarawak government.
“They will be given a lot (of land) priced at RM2,500 only, with a land size of between 8 and 13 points. The lot will be developed with individual detached-type house unit.
“Each house is priced between RM70,000 and RM90,000. With the standalone concept house, the owners then can have the opportunity to extend their houses when they have the financial means,” he said.
Meanwhile, Abang Johari reminded the people to always safeguard the unity and harmonious living prevailing in the state.
“The most important thing is to strengthen our unity to ensure a strong economy. The state economy is projected to grow at about six per cent this year, which is considered good in the states of Malaysia.
“A strong economy is crucial to ensure the continuous development of the state. It will be good for businesses as well so that they, in turn, can contribute back to our community,” he said.
At the event, he presented contributions to 210 recipients from 14 sub-branches under PBB Satok.
In thanking PBB Youth and Women wings for organising the annual event without fail, he said this year, there were donations from SUPP and from many generous and kind individuals who wanted to help the less fortunate.
“Thank you for the aid, which comprised of festive essentials and cash, This reflected the collaboration between us. We give to the Chinese community during the Chinese New Year celebration as well as for the Gawai celebration, which falls today,” he pointed out.
Petra Jaya MP Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof and organising chairperson cum PBB Satok branch Women chief Datuk Hajah Dayang Madinah Tun Openg were present. — DayakDaily