KUCHING: The Christmas Open House hosted by Assistant Community Services Minister Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie at Research and Development Movement of Singai Sarawak (Redeems) Centre in Bau on Friday received overwhelming response from the public in and around the area.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life took their time off to drop by and to wish the Tasik Biru assemblyman and his wife Datin Rose Sandeng a Merry Christmas.
They were kept busy the whole day entertaining their guests and distributing gifts to children throughout the open house which started at 10am until 5pm.
Among those present were community leaders from the various ethnic communities in Tasik Biru and nearby areas.
Nansian also took the opportunity to brief the community leaders on his development blueprint for Tasik Biru in the next five years, which will witness some RM300 million worth of projects implemented to propel further growth in the area.
He had outlined his major projects as the setting up of a RM27 million industrial estate, a vocational college estimated to cost RM100 million, a Chinese Cultural Centre (CCC) costing about RM8 million, a recreational centre and a gold-mining museum, among others.
“After the physical development, the next stage of development is education and economic development,” he said adding that he had proposed for the construction of a childcare and learning centre each in Singai, Jagoi and Bratak area.
Nansian has been Tasik Biru assemblyman since 1996 and an assistant minister since 2009 and credited with bringing especially the Bidayuh community in villages in the Bau District into mainstream development.