GKCDA allocates RM3 mln to develop Kg Panchor Hot Spring

Sagah (fourth left) and others in a group photo during the launching of the operation room for the JKKK of Kampung Panchor Dayak in Serian recently. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Feb 25: The Greater Kuching Coordinated Development Agency (GKCDA) has allocated a special fund of RM3 million for the development of Kampung Panchor Hot Spring, according to Dato Sri Roland Sagah Wee Inn.

Sagah, who is Minister for Education, Innovation, and Talent Development and GKCDA chairman, said that the allocation is to upgrade and add existing facilities in the hot water pool area.

“I was told that the hot spring has generated approximately RM200,000 within a year, and that income has been distributed to every household in Kampung Panchor.

“I want to see more projects that can add to the people’s income and lift the economy of the local community instead of just ‘glamorous’ projects,” he said at the launch of an operation room for the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) of Kampung Panchor Dayak in Serian recently, according to a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) report.

On a different note, Sagah, who is also Tarat assemblyman, called on parents and their children to have more interest in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

“We are moving towards green technology and a green economy that requires the children of Sarawak to be good in science and technology,” he explained.

Sagah also handed over RM30,000 to the Tarat Community Leaders and Village Chiefs (KMKK) club and RM40,000 to the Tarat Education Committee during the ceremony.

In addition, he presented certificates of extension to 10 KMKK and two certificates of appointment for Village Secretary in Tarat.

Also present were Serian Division Resident Caroline Cleophas Joseph, political secretary to the Sarawak Premier, Damen Rejek, and a representative of the Acting Siburan District Officer, Alaster Alim. — DayakDaily