Trusan has potential to become a transit town, says Deputy Premier

Seated from second left: Dayang Morliah, Awang Tengah, Henry Sum, Liaw and others pose for a group photo during the CNY visit on Feb 17, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

LAWAS, Feb 19: The sub-district of Trusan has the potential to become a transit town for visitors not only from Sarawak but also Sabah and Brunei Darussalam, says Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), he said the construction of the coastal road network that passes through the town of Trusan is believed to be able to boost the economic activities of the local population and subsequently revive the development of the area.

“The plan for this project has been completed and the project site has also been approved,” he said during a Chinese New Year (CNY) visit to Penghulu Liaw Soon Teck’s residence here last Saturday (Feb 17).

Awang Tengah who is the Bukit Sari assemblyman further said that the Sarawak government will implement various other developments including constructing an Anjung Usahawan, village expansion schemes and housing.

“The first phase for the village expansion project on the other side of the river has also started and the construction of government quarters has been approved.

“We hope these projects will be implemented smoothly because we want to see the economic activities we can implement here,” he added.

Meanwhile, Lawas Member of Parliament (MP) Dato Henry Sum Agong said that this year, developments such as the construction of a new Trusan Sub-District Office, a larger airport, a port on Pulau Sari, Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) and other facilities will be implemented.

Also present were Awang Tengah’s wife Dato Dayang Morliah Awang Daud; Sarawak Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development (MYSED) Datuk Dr Ripin Lamat and political secretary to the Sarawak Premier, Awangku Zainal Abidin Dato Pengiran Jawa. — DayakDaily