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KUCHING, Oct 1: Upgrading the Serikin border post into an ‘international gateway’ will greatly boost local economy and infrastructure development in Bau, elevating its status into ‘Greater Bau’.
According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep said such development in Serikin areas will increase business transactions between Malaysia and Indonesia.
“This is something good for us, and we believe that Bau will also develop when there is an international border gate in Serikin,” he told reporters when monitoring the Covid-19 vaccination process in Kampung Serasot, on Wednesday (Sept 29).
Meanwhile, Henry welcomed the allocation from federal for Native Customary Rights (NCR) land survey purposes, which would help to facilitate this process.
“Most of the NCR lands that are yet to be measured under Section 18, belong to individual owners.
“So, with the allocation from the federal government, it will speed up the NCR land measuring process,” he added.
On Sept 27, according to Bernama, based on the 12MP (12th Malaysian Plan) document released by Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Sarawak and Sabah will continue to receive between 15 and 18 per cent of the total basic development allocation annually.
A significant portion of this allocation will be channeled to the economic sector in both States to contributing towards improving infrastructure and basic facilities.
In addition, the government has also set a target to do the mapping of 397,000 hectares of NCR lands in Sarawak and 65,000 hectares in Sabah, over the five years of 12MP. — DayakDaily