RM5.29 mln for perimeter surveys on NCR land for first half of 2022

Datu Len Talif Salleh

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 18: A sum of RM5,290,000 has been channeled to Sarawak Land and Survey Department to conduct perimeter surveying works on Native Customary Rights (NCR) land within the first half of this year.

Sarawak Deputy Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment, Datu Len Talif Salleh said the sum is part of the RM8,177,100 allocation set aside by the federal government for the same purpose this year.

“For Meluan constituency area, a total of 13 areas with a size of 289,586 acres have been approved to be measured.

“Of the total, 10 areas with a size of 265,145 acres have been surveyed, one area of 1,295 acres will be measured in the near future, and two more areas of 23,146 acres have not been surveyed because of protests on the ground,” he said in response to Rolland Duat Jubin (PRS-Meluan) during question time at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.

Len Talif disclosed that nine areas measuring a total of 140,170 acres have been gazetted as Bumiputera Communal Reserve (Agriculture) land under Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code.

“Of the total, two areas of 54,577 acres were approved to be surveyed as individual lots, one area has been completed to produce a total of 825 lots with an area of 3,583 acres, while another area of 50,994 acres will be surveyed subject to the readiness of land claimants.

“For valid Bumiputera NCR land that have not been applied for, the owners are advised to submit a written application to the Sarikei Divisional Land and Survey Department,” he added.

Rolland also asked about the government’s strategy to ensure the surveying of individual land lots in areas which have been gazetted under Section 6 as the gazetted area has reached almost two million acres throughout the State.

Len Talif said for the early stages of implementation, the new NCR land survey initiative especially from 2011 to 2015, focused on surveying the perimeter of NCR land and subsequently gazetting the area as a Bumiputera communal reserve (agriculture) under Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code.

“Meanwhile, the survey of individual lots for the gazetted area has been planned to be implemented starting from 2016, in addition to the ongoing perimeter survey works. Currently, the area target for individual lot survey is enhanced from time to time,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily