Windfall for Felcra participants in Sibu before Gawai Dayak
Posted on May 22, 2012, Tuesday
SIBU: Felcra participants in Sibu can expect goodies before the coming Gawai Dayak as dividends totaling RM1,364,374.98 will be paid before the celebration.
In announcing this, Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Joseph Entulu said the dividends were from last year’s profit, and would be distributed to 518 participants, with each getting more than RM2,000.
On development, the Selangau MP recalled that from 2006 until now Selangau constituency had received about RM200 million worth of projects (both state and federal).
These projects, he said, included those related to basic infrastructure and social facilities for the benefit of the people.
“Coming up is the upgrading of Stapang water treatment plant costing RM15 million,” said Entulu, who is also PRS deputy president.
He added that there were also improvement works to village roads.
For instance, the 19km Data Kakus Road, costing about RM20 million, would halve the travelling time, he said.
He also revealed that a RM4.5 million sports hall was coming up in Selangau as part of the master plan to chart a more vibrant development for the constituency.
“The sports hall, when completed before the end of 2015, will have the same facilities as other district-level sports halls.
“The new water treatment plant costing over RM30 million when completed would be able to provide treated water supply to the whole of Selangau,” he beamed, saying that the constituency had become more vibrant and progressive than it was back in 1991.
With such exciting development taking place, nobody could claim the constituency as not having a fair share of development, he pointed out.
At this juncture, he posed a question to Datuk Sng Chee Hua, the prime mover of Sarawak Workers’ Party (SWP), on the number of projects he had brought to Pelagus and Julau when he (Sng) was the YB there.
“As I far as I know, he did not bring any road or any other projects; whatever they see now materialized during Datuk Alexander Nanta and Datuk Joseph Salang’s term as MP.”
PRS has six parliamentary seats, namely Sri Aman, Lubok Antu, Julau, Selangau, Kanowit and Hulu Rajang.