Panggau Dayak project housing DCCI, DCF offices to be ready by year end

DCCI members photographed during the meeting.

KUCHING, Aug 23: Construction on the Panggau Dayak twin tower project which houses Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Dayak Cultural Foundation (DCF) offices is expected to be completed by year end.

DCCI’s secretary general Libat Langub said this was among the matters discussed during its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today.

“The meeting was happy to note that the construction of its tower, the DCCI Tower, and also the DCF Tower are proceeding well and set to be physically completed by this year-end, despite the Covid-19 (movement) constraints.

“The said development is a symbol of the Dayak community’s participation in the commercial and cultural development of Sarawak,” he said in a statement.

The nine-storey building will be sited on an just under 5-acre piece of land and the project costs RM103 million.

Over 60 DCCI members attended the AGM which was held at Telang Usan Hotel here and also virtually via Zoom.

During the meeting, DCCI members resolved that its members are to strive to participate in the Sarawak government’s Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 and take advantage of the business opportunities offered thereunder.

The Chamber took note that the State government has committed RM63 billion to implement plans under the PCDS2030 that will double the size of its economy from RM136 billion in 2019 to RM282 billion in 2030.

It also acknowledged that Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg on Aug 16 had revealed that the injection of capital has been increased to RM100 million.

“Thus, we urge the relevant authorities to engage with the Dayak business community on PCDS2030 so that they too will benefit under this programme.

“DCCI members should also be involved in the strategic plans under PCDS2030 particularly in commercial agriculture, tourism and agro forestry sectors. It is hoped that they will prosper under the various programmes and would be able to sustain and improve their level of economic and social development,” it added.

DCCI also expressed its gratitude to the State government for the training grant under the Bumiputera Business Recovery Fund for the purpose of conducting the Homestay Operations and Management Training Programme, Digital Marketing and Fertigation Technology courses for Dayak entrepreneurs which are ongoing. — DayakDaily