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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, March 7: The nine-storey Panggau Dayak twin tower is expected to complete by year-end.
Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the project, which took place on an almost 5-acre piece of land, is a joint venture development between the Dayak Cultural Foundation (DCF) and Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
“Each organisation will have its own tower as their headquarters,” he said after visiting the site at Ong Tiang Swee Road here today.
Uggah who is also the DCF Board of Trustee chairman further said that the project, including its residency components, costs RM103 million.
On behalf of DCF and the State Dayak community, Uggah expressed gratitude to the State government under the leadership of the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg for allocating a prime site in the city for the project.
“The State government had graciously allocated a sum of RM28 million to support the construction, which allowed us to carry out the project on time,” he added.
Uggah went on to say that the Panggau Dayak is a symbol of the Dayak community’s participation in the development of Kuching.
Abang Johari had officiated at the towers’ launching ceremony on October 20, 2020.
Meanwhile, Panggau Dayak Sdn Bhd general manager Allistar Hilton Smith said the project had its residency components known as the PD Residence.
It consists of the ‘Kapitan’ for the apartment and ‘The Grange’ for the condominium blocks.
“The ‘Kapitan’ is a five-storey block of 30 units of apartments. Its construction is expected to begin by the first quarter of next year.
“For the 80-unit condominium block, its construction is targeted towards the end of 2023. Therefore, we are looking at a 30-month construction period for the apartments and the condominiums,” he emphasised.
Also present were Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom and DCF managing trustee Tan Sri Leonard Linggi Tun Jugah. ― DayakDaily