Putrajaya urged to continue giving aid for perimeter survey of NCR land in Sarawak

Awang Tengah (seated centre, white shirt), flanked by Kueh (left) and Arni, have their pictures taken with other guests and recipients after the ceremony.

MIRI, September 14: Sarawak hopes the Federal government would continue to give the state money to carry on with its perimeter survey of native customary rights (NCR) land that was started in 2010.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who made the call, said from 2010 till July 30 this year, 523 areas totalling 864,377 hectares of NCR land have been successfully surveyed.

“The state Land and Survey Department have also successfully gazetted a total of 435 areas, involving 678,249 hectares,” he said at an event to present land compensation payments at Wisma Pelita here today.

Meanwhile, Enkeririn Suai and Bukit Peninjau (both in Sibuti) and Long Seniei in Akah Baram have been gazetted as Bumiputera Communal Reserves (Agriculture) under Section 6 of the State Land Code. The total land area is 3,764.875 hectares.

Land compensation payments totalling RM1.3 million were presented today to five recipients for the acquisition of land totalling 38.348 hectares for the building of an oil palm factory in Bakong.

On the proposed oil palm factory, Awang Tengah said it was one of the state government’s initiative to boost the people’s income, especially those living in the rural areas.

Another highlight of the ceremony today was the presentation of 107 land titles under Section 18 of the State Land Code. It came under the Traditional Village Land and Survey programme. The villages involved are Kampung Batu 8, Kampung Kuala Sibuti, Kampung Kayu Kapor; TR Albion (Tiris); Kampung Sebalik/Pintasan Tiris; and  Kampung Terahad, Sibuti.

Also present at the function were state Land and Survey Department deputy director (Operation) Kueh Hui Urg, Land and Survey Department (Miri) superintendent Arni Abdul Rahman, Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew, Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat, Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau and Sibuti Member of Parliament Lukanisaman Awang Sauni. — DayakDaily