CM: Some 3,000 people will benefit from resettlement project in Sibu

Abang Johari (second from right) and Juma'ani visiting Dr Annuar (centre) at the latter’s Hari Raya open house today (June 12, 2019). From left are Fadillah and Julaihi.

By Lian Cheng

SIBU, June 12: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says 830 lots will be allocated for the extended families of those residing in Kampung Dato who are affected by the Urban Renewal Project.

He said more than 3,000 people will benefit from this resettlement project, which involves the provision of affordable housing.

“We have discussed the development of Sibu, including the housing project at Kemunyan and also the overall development of Kampung Dato. We are going to develop them under the Urban Renewal Project.

“At the moment, the plan is more or less completed, and the model is similar to Darul Hana. And local people will be given the priority and extended families will be given plots of land at Kemunyan based on our affordable housing scheme,” Abang Johari told the media during his visit to Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house here today.

Abang Johari said the Kampung Dato project and the Kemuyan affordable housing project, which are both in Nangka constituency, will allow people to own affordable housing, where the cost of infrastructure, including the road, drainage and land, will be borne by the government.

“I feel it (the first phase of the Kemuyan affordable housing project) will be completed within two years,” said Abang Johari.

He said the affordable housing project involved the allocation of 830 lots of land and based on the estimation of four members in a family, it meant more than 3,000 people will benefit from this housing initiative.

Together with his wife, Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang, Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Coastal Road Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi and Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, Abang Johari visited Temenggong Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce Tuanku Mohamad in the morning.

He visited Dr Annuar around noon and in the afternoon, he visited former Igan MP Datuk Abdul Wahab Dolah. — DayakDaily