CM to launch new Apau Koyan BEM Church in Belaga on Nov 28

Nyurak chairs a meeting to discuss preparations for the launching of Apau Koyan BEM Church by Abang Johari. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit

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KUCHING, Nov 11: The RM10 million Apau Koyan Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) Church located in Sungai Asap, Belaga has been completed and is scheduled to be officially launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Nov 28.

Kapit Resident Nyurak Keti on Tuesday (Nov 9) chaired a meeting to discuss preparations for the event. Among those attending the meeting were Assistant Minister of Utilities (Rural Electricity) and Belaga incumbent Datuk Liwan Lagang, Murum incumbent Kennedy Chukpai Ugon and political secretary to the Chief Minister Michael Mujah Lihan.

Also present at the meeting were representatives from various government agencies including the police, Agriculture Department, Public Works Department (JKR), Ministry of Health, Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) and representatives from Belaga District BEM Church.


Apart from launching the Apau Koyan BEM Church, the Chief Minister is also expected to visit the Sungai Asap Sub-District Office project site.

Liwan has urged all working committees members to do their best to ensure the Chief Minister’s visit goes smoothly.

A second meeting has been scheduled for Nov 16 at Apau Koyan BEM Church.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak government has provided RM10 million for the building of Apau Koyan BEM Church.

The project kicked off in 2019 and was initially scheduled for completion in November last year but completion was delayed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Once completed, the church will be able to accommodate over 2,000 worshippers at any one time. — DayakDaily

File photo of the construction of the Apau Koyan BEM church building in 2020.