Wednesday, July 6

Work on Redeems mini shops to begin soon

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BAU: Construction on the proposed Association of Research and Development Movement of Singai Sarawak’s (Redeems) RM2.5 million mini shops will begin next month.

Redeems president Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie said the development of six units of four-storey mini shops is scheduled to be completed within 10 months.

“This mini shop block is for rural entrepreneurship development, especially for youth. It will provide local facilities, convenience to the entrepreneurs and be cheaper,” he said during the Redeems Youth and Sports Carnival launching yesterday.

On another development, Nansian said the proposed Bidayuh Culture Village project is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year.

He said the project, which will cost between RM8 million and RM10 million, will showcase and preserve Bidayuh culture, traditions and heritage.

“If fully operational, it will contribute to tourism development as international events can be held here, while village stays will be made available as well.

“This centre will certainly create jobs, build talents and careers as well as entrepreneurship not just for the people in Singai but also for the people in Sarawak at large,” he added.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Datuk Anthony Nogeh Gumbek officiated at the event.

Redeems is a community based organisation (CBO) for the 12 villages in the Singai area of Bau District.

The 12 kampungs are Apar, Segong, Barieng, Sudoh, Atas, Tanjong Poting, Tanjong Bowang, Senibong, Daun, Bobak Sajong, Bobak Sejinjang, and Sagah.