PRS urges federal govt to expedite rural devt projects which have been approved in Sarawak

Zahid (centre) arriving at the function accompanied by Salang (left) and Aaron (right).

By William Isau

SIBU, May 19: The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKDW) has been urged to speed up the implementation of development projects that have been approved in Sarawak’s rural areas.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum said these projects should start as soon as possible without further delay.


According to him, the implementation of these projects will improve the standard of living of rural residents.

“It doesn’t matter if the project is small or big, the impact is very big, but the projects that have been approved have not yet started,” he said at PRS State Level Pre Gawai 2024 Charity Dinner here last night.

The dinner was attended by more than 1,000 party members from its 38 branches across Sarawak.

It was graced by Deputy Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Salang said that PRS is the only political party that fights for the fate of the people in rural areas.

“Therefore, we hope the ministry will find a way to speed up the implementation of the planned development projects,” he said.

He said, PRS leaders and their representatives will hand over the development application letters to Zahid today (Sunday) for the consideration and attention of the central government.

In the meantime, Salang urged party members to continue to work together in any efforts to strengthen the party.

He explained that their cooperation, harmony and unity will guarantee the strength of the party, and that members must avoid conflict.

Also present were PRS Senior Vice President Dato Sri John Sikie Tayai, PRS Vice President Dato Sri Aaron Ago Dagang, PRS Secretary-General Datuk Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, PRS Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan, and PRS Women chief Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie. — DayakDaily