Do not block implementation of development projects, Uggah tells Mulu folks

Uggah (in blue shirt) and Gerawat (left) appreciating an Orang Ulu traditional welcoming upon arrival.

MULU, Oct 8: There is no need for people to resort to blocking roads or sites as it would frustrate and delay the implementation of any development projects.

Deputy chief minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas pointed out that all development projects were planned and implemented for the benefit of people.

“Any such actions due to certain issues would result in unnecessary delays to the implementation or completion,” he said when officiating at the Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) at a hotel here for some 200 participants.


Uggah emphasised that the state government had allocated RM1.5 billion to bring in infrastructure and amenity projects to the Highland Development Agency (HDA) area, including Mulu.

“Many roads as well as water and power supply projects including telecommunication towers for internet connectivity are currently being or will be implemented,” he added.

When all these projects are in place, he said the state government would come in with agriculture programmes tailored to help rural communities generate income.

“It is the objective of the GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) government that the people will have income through farming and livestock rearing.

“We are talking about the much superior modern farming where the aim is to plant or rear for sale,” he explained.

Uggah emphasised that Mulu with its huge areas of land and fertile soil had huge potential for modern agriculture.

Deputy Speaker and Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala was present. — DayakDaily