Kuchingites can look forward to more affordable housing in the offing

Abang Johari (third right) officiating the launch of Sarawak Cuepacs new headquarters at Bampfylde Road.

KUCHING, Dec 2: The Sarawak Government is currently surveying for more potential sites to build affordable housing.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said there was a need to build affordable housing in suburban areas to expand the city to ease urban congestion.

“We will take into account building new houses because a lot of new roads are being opened in Sarawak,” he said when opening the new Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) headquarters today.

Areas to build affordable new housing is also being considered in the planning of the bridge project linking Bako, Samarahan linked to Borneo Convention Centre (BCCK).

He said that he targeted the projects to be completed between five and ten years.

Meanwhile, Cuepacs Sarawak chairman Ahmad Mahlie was grateful that the Sarawak government had provided a building to house Cuepacs’ headquarters in Kuching.

According to Ahmad, building renovations and utilities cost almost one million ringgit. He added that a lot of associations were willing to collaborate with Cuepacs Sarawak.

“I also hope that Cuepacs Sarawak will continue to receive more financial aid from the Sarawak Government,” he added. — DayakDaily