Rural Development Ministry approves RM2 million for Lawas infrastructure devpt

Abdul Latiff (in white) is seen standing on the bridge together with his deputy, Henry (centre) during the site visit, yesterday.

KUCHING, July 4: The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) has approved an allocation of RM2 million for various infrastructure development in Lawas parliamentary constituency, said its minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.

Among others, he said an allocation of RM500,000 for an infrastructure project involving the construction of Rural Road Connectivity (JPD) from SK Long Tukon and Kampung Long Kachu, in Lawas was also approved to provide easy access.

At the same time, the project upon completion will ensure that the local parents can send their children to the local school in Long Tukon.

“KPLB also has approved the construction project involving 10 houses under the Housing Programme For The Hardcore Poor (PPRT), which costs RM600,000 in Lawas.

“However, the project involving the 20-km rural road costing RM125.5 million in Kampung Murud Suang to Long Tengoa in Lawas will be brought for consideration of the federal government,” he said in a press statement today.

Abdul Latiff also pointed out that access to physical and internet connectivity is an important aspect that can become a game changer for the rural community.

“KPLB will continue to drive the rural economic forward, not only by building infrastructures for the rural community to reduce the development gap between the rural and urban areas, but also improve the socio-economy of the B40 group, through collaboration between the federal and Sarawak government,” he added.

Abdul Latif Ahmad who concluded his three-day work visit to Sarawak today visited the Rural Road Connectivity (JPD) construction site with his deputy Datuk Heny Sum Agong, who is also Lawas MP.

Yesterday together with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, he also went to the ground to witness the construction of bridges along Kampung Perpindahan Awat Awat in Lawas. –DayakDaily.