GPS, the way to go
Chief Minister and Chairman of GPS, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg believed that the RM6.2 billion worth of projects which are in different states of implementation will give help Sarawakians to look forward to better infrastructures, utilities, agriculture and housing in the state.
Stating this at a press conference after a progress report briefing by Ministry of Housing and Ministry of Local Government , Ministry of Utilities, Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development and Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Ministry in Miri today, Abang Jo said the project included Rural Transformation Projects (RTP), RM2.8 billion for rural water supply and RM2.37 billion for rural electricity supply projects.
He added that projects such as roads and bridges are all underway, some still in feasibility studies while others with construction already begun which will create a huge impact for the people. The projects will also include bridges to Batang Lupar, Batang Lassa, Batang Rambungan and Batang Kemena.There will also be construction of airports at Sadok, Spaoh in Betong and Bukit Mabong District in Kapit which covers the whole of Baleh state constituency.
On housing programme the state government will ensure construction of affordable houses between 2,000 to 2,500 units costing between RM90,000 to RM150,000 in Sarawak this year.
Abang Jo also launched a booklet containing the 65 initiatives which he has spearheaded under ‘Team Abang Jo’ in the state government since taking over as the top post from the late Adenan Satem. The booklets were later presented to government officials and community leaders.
He also presented government grant cheques of RM3 million and RM2 million each from the state government to the Subis District Council and Curtin University Malaysia respectively.
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