Daro is GPS stronghold, overflow of development inevitable

Safiee speaking during a 'leaders with the people' event in Daro today.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 5: Daro is Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) stronghold, so an overflow of development is inevitable, said Daro incumbent Safiee Ahmad.

This, he said, is all thanks to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who had, ever since becoming chief minister after Pehin Sri Adenan Satem in 2017, approved countless development projects in the area.

One of the most significant ones, he pointed out, was the new mosque, Masjid Al-Muhsinin, that was just launched today by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and Abang Johari himself.

The other would be the RM598 million Muara Lassa Bridge which is currently under construction and is deemed to be a game-changer for Daro’s future development, replacing the 45-minute ferry waiting time.

Safiee said, with appreciation, that Abang Johari had also during his visit to Daro today, announced the approval of many more projects for the area.

“We had a meeting just now, and YAB had announced the building of a new mosque at Kampung Tebaang worth RM4.6 million which will begin construction next year.

“He had also approved the largest village expansion scheme which includes Kampung Tengah and two other villages.

“There would be an approved additional fund of RM16 million to wall up the (housing) lots so that those who get the lots next time could build their houses directly,” he said during a ‘leaders with the people’ event today.

On top of the Daro Waterfront Phase 1 project that was just approved, Safiee said he had also submitted a proposal to beautify the rivers in Daro to complement the new township which came with 40 units of shoplots.

He stressed that Daro has a lot of potential, be it in entrepreneurship or domestic tourism.

Also present during the event were Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Datuk Abdullah Saidol, Igan MP Ahmad Johnie Zawawi, and Deputy State Secretary (Socio Economic Transformation) Dato Sri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki. — DayakDaily