Artificial reefs to be added


LUNDU: More artificial reefs will be added along the stretch of Tanjung Datu and Sematan coastlines to boost fish breeding grounds and maintain its ecology.

Special Advisor to the Chief Minister’s Department Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem said that a meeting with Malaysia Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) and Marine Fisheries Department will be held to discuss the matter.

“I have invited the Marine Fisheries Department and LKIM to discuss issues related to fisheries and waters around Tanjung Datu and the state, especially artificial reefballs. The effort is in line with our intention to mind the sea’s ecology besides increasing our community’s income,” said Adenan who is also Tanjung Datu assemblyman.

He said this in his speech at ‘Majlis Ramah-Tamah Aidilfitri’ and ‘Mesra Rakyat’ programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Rambungan on Friday.

Adenan also mentioned that he would hold a discussion with the Minister of Housing and Urban Development Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg on the construction of low-cost houses in villages at Tanjung Datu.

“Regarding the expansion of villages, I will discuss it with our housing minister, and the relevant agencies will find a suitable area in Tanjung Datu for the expansion,” he said.

In addition, Adenan also told the Kampung Rambungan community that they will receive their valid land ownership letters soon.

“Before this, I have also hold a discussion with the  Land and Survey Department regarding the surveying of areas in Tanjung Datu and I’ve been told that it will be done,” he said.

He added that a few people in Tanjung Datu have recently received their valid land ownership letters and advised those who have yet to receive theirs to be patient.

Also present at the event were state Community Development Department (Kemas) director Abang Rabee Abang Muhi.