NCR land measurement under Section 18 in Betong to mirror method in Bau, Serian

Townhall Session attendees taking the opportunity to take a 'wefie' with Abang Johari (centre, brown shirt) and others at the event.

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BETONG, Dec 15: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg says the measurement of gazetted native customary rights (NCR) land in Betong under Section 18 would be using the same method as was done in Bau and Serian in order to expedite the process.

Abang Johari said community leaders and land owners should be present when determining land size during the measurement process.

“This is because there are differences in the size of the land between the owners, and the community leaders and the land owners must also be present and agree with the measurements when the process is conducted by the Land and Survey Department,” he said during the ‘Townhall Session with the Chief Minister’ event held in Stephen Kalong Ningkan Hall here, today.

During the session, one of the attendees had raised a question regarding the NCR measurement process conducted by the state government, and at the same time highlighted their intention to use a private surveyor to measure their land title using their own expenses.

Abang Johari responded by agreeing with the engagement of a private surveyor and would discuss the matter with the Land and Survey Department to help in the process.

Meanwhile, on another matter, Abang Johari said the state’s economy could benefit in the future from the big potential for the modern agriculture industry in Betong, Sri Aman and Sarikei.

According to him, the state government plans to develop agriculture in these three areas so as they can become producers of food which can meet demands from external markets.

“Betong, Sri Aman and Sarikei are three areas which have been recognise by the state government as “food basket” areas which have the ability and potential to produce food through the agricultural sector by utilising modern technology, or in other words, the “Internet of Things” (IoT),” he said.

Abang Johari added that in order to utilise modern technology, the youth must also be educated and equipped with the right knowledge. — DayakDaily.