LIMBANG: Assistant Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail assures Dr Ricardo Baba of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) that the issues raised by the latter recently are being reviewed by the government.
The issues – ranging from the provision of technical schools, the need to have specialist doctors here to those relating to the hospital, bridges and other infrastructures – voiced out by Ricardo have been forwarded to the respective ‘wakil rakyat’ (elected representatives), assures Dr Abdul Rahman who is Bukit Kota assemblyman.
“Nearly all the ‘kampungs’ (villages) in Bukit Kota are enjoying the fruits of development including electricity and water supply, roads and other public facilities,” he spoke during the ‘Badudun’ programme in Kampung Limpaong hall on Sunday night.
Dr Abdul Rahman said since becoming assemblyman in 2006 and now a state assistant minister, there had been many development projects taking place in this division and changing its landscape.
He added that he had been working together with incumbent MP Hasbi Habibollah and fellow assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) in ensuring that development would continue to take place here.
“Limbang was once a quaint town – today, the landscape has changed and development projects are taking place, including the Pan Borneo Highway,” he said, adding that the division is now waiting for the implementation of a new bridge across Limbang River and also a new link connecting Pendam with Lumapas, scheduled to reach completion in 2024.
“This new link, upon completion, will allow people to travel (from Limbang) to Brunei without having to pass Batu Danau, and the Immigration checkpoint will be set up there too – the journey would then take only 20 to 30 minutes.
“So any claim saying that there is no development in Limbang, or it is very slow, is not true at all,” he said.