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KUCHING, June 7: Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong is delighted the new airport which will be built in Sundar to replace the existing Lawas airport, will be larger and wider.
According to a news report published today by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Henry said that Lawas has received approval for the construction of a new airport, and it is not a small one.
“If we go by what we have now, it is called a STOLPort.
“If it is upgraded to one airport with a length of only 1,500, and therefore we in Lawas are not asking for 1,500, but 2,500 in width,” he said, speaking on behalf of the Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan at the Lawas District 60th Sarawak Federation of Women’s Institute (PPWS) Day Celebration Dinner at Hotel Seri Malaysia in Lawas on Sunday (June 5).
Meanwhile, the Lawas MP noted that women’s participation in group activities in Lawas has increased recently.
This includes activities involving society, socio-economy, and culture, among others.
“There is an increase in the number of women in Lawas.
“Previously, the PPWS women’s gathering in Lawas was not like this.
“Right now, there are many people, and the activities that have the support of women are like tonight’s ceremony. Perhaps during the day there will be additional activities, and their number will grow; this is what we want, and this is what we want in the future,” he added.
Earlier, Lawas district PPWS chairman Suriyah Jinin revealed that the PPWS has existed in Sarawak since 1962 and is now 60 years old.
Currently, there are 26 active PPWS branches in Lawas with multi-racial membership.
During the ceremony, Henry announced an allocation of RM20,000 for PPWS Lawas to hold annual activities.
Also present were Lawas District Office representative Awangku Faizal Dato Pengiran Jawa, Lawas Agrobank manager Mohamad Rabau, PPWS Limbang branch chairwoman Dayang Suridah Awang Superi, and councilor Awang Imran Awang Damit. — DayakDaily