KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has handed over 177 land titles covering about 2,000ha to federal agencies in the state for the building of infrastructure.
The land totalling 1,933.09ha is for the construction of schools, hospitals, police stations, fire stations and other necessary facilities and amenities, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor in a statement on Thursday (Feb 18).
Out of the total 177 titles, 90 are for the Education Ministry, 42 for the Health Ministry, 28 for the Transport Ministry and 17 for other ministries.
State Land and Survey Department director Bernard Liew said all quit rent and land premium for the 177 titles had been fully settled by the Federal Land Commissioner to the state government.
"The handing over of the land for the federal agencies is in line with Article 83 of the Federal Constitution," he added.
At an official ceremony on Thursday (Feb 18), state federal secretary Datuk Samsuni Mohd Nor received the titles on behalf of the Transport Ministry and state Education director Datuk Dr Mistirine Radin on behalf of the Education Ministry.
State deputy Health director Jackson Taguah represented the Health Ministry at the event.