S'wak committed to providing amenities to rural areas, says CM in Raya message

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the plant would use imported recycled paper for its production without having to exploit Sarawak

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is committed to providing basic amenities in rural and coastal areas that still lack them, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pic).

He said water and electricity supply as well as transportation facilities would continue to be improved where needed.

"The Rural Water Supply Department is actively improving clean water supply in rural areas. Through this long-term effort, we hope to reduce the number of villages that are affected," he said in his Hari Raya Aidilfitri message Tuesday (June 4).

Abang Johari also said electricity supply, road and bridge projects in various parts of Sarawak had been approved by the state government and were in the process of planning and implementation.

"It is our goal to ensure that every Sarawakian enjoys the benefits of basic amenities," he said.

He added that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government was taking up the responsibility of ensuring the welfare and well-being of Sarawakians by using the state's financial resources to carry out development projects.

"As the GPS chairman, I am committed to work with and build good ties with the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government for the benefit of Sarawakians," he said.

On another note, Abang Johari reminded Sarawakians to preserve their unity and harmony and to keep up the practice of visiting one another during Hari Raya.

The Chief Minister will hold his Raya open house at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on the first and second days of Hari Raya from 10am to 4pm.

Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib will hold an open house at the Astana here.

They will receive guests from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30 to 4.30pm on the first day, while on the second day they will receive guests from 10am to 12.30pm.

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