Upgrading of ICQS complexes among priorities of Greater Kuching Coordinated Development Agency

Ik Pahon (sixth left) with other invited guests in a photo session.

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By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Dec 5: The improving and upgrading of the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and Security (ICQS) complexes will be among the priorities of the Greater Kuching Coordinated Development Agency (GKCDA).

In stating this, GKDCA special officer Datu Ik Pahon Joyik said this would greatly benefit the State in tourism and bilateral trade.

According to him, the present ICQS in Tebedu, Biawak, and Serikin are not up to par compared to the ones in West Kalimantan, which calls for a need to be upgraded and improved.

“For GKCDA, improving and upgrading of the three ICQS complexes will be among the top agendas because the demand is there from Indonesia, which has a high population, to benefit the people and the State,” Ik Pahon told reporters today when attending the GKCDA mini-lab at the Serian administrative complex.

Ik Pahon noted that several Indonesians had chosen Kuching for medical and education reasons. Additionally, improving the ICQS complexes will also provide business opportunities for the locals by enhancing bilateral trade with Indonesia.

He also said that the GKCDA required the involvement of the State assemblypersons who are close to their respective constituents and to know the challenges and potential of their respective areas.

Nine State constituencies are under GKCDA: Tanjong Datu, Opar, Tasik Biru, Serembu, Mambong, Bukit Semuja, Kedup, Tebedu, and Tarat.

On the mini-lab, Ik Pahon said it was to gather and compile information on the projects being implemented and those being approved to prevent duplications.

He added that next year, a bigger lab on the matter would be held in March.

He also pointed out that GKCDA will have its own building and staff in the future. — DayakDaily