Crocodiles will be Spaoh’s new attraction — Uggah

Uggah (right) showing Betong Deputy Resident Abang Mohammad (left) and Betong District Council secretary Charlie Kling freshwater prawns, caught from the Paku River by a fisherman, when inspecting the riverfront project site.

SPAOH, March 31: Spaoh is eyeing the spectacle of crocodiles in their natural habitat in the Paku River to woo visitors to the town.

Visitors can see them during their feeding times, which the authorities hope to schedule in the tourism plan here, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas here today.

He said crocodiles had been sighted in the river, which is also teeming with freshwater prawns.

“I have in mind a plan where people can feed crocodiles or watch crocodiles feeding at a certain time from the new waterfront.

“I believe this will be an attraction and which can generate income for the local community,” he said after visiting the RM4.9 million Spaoh Riverfront project fronting Paku River.

The Spaoh Riverfront project is expected to be ready in 18 months, from January this year. This initiative comprises a promenade, gazebo and a playground, among others.

It is part of a development project package worth more than RM30 million allocated to the sub-district this year.

Other components of the package include a new sub-district office, a sports complex, a bridge and a telecommunication tower.

Uggah, accompanied by a political secretary to the Chief Minister, Dr Richard Rapu, later also visited other project sites in the area. — DayakDaily