LAWAS: The Sarawak government will ensure Lawas continues to experience development on par with the rest of Sarawak.
Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the development of infrastructure development will continue to be improved, including utilities such as piped water, electricity and telecommunications coverage.
“These efforts, among others, will increase investors’ confidence to choose Lawas as their place of investment,” he said during the swearing-in ceremony for Lawas District Council (MDL) members for the 2023-2025 term recently.
Awang Tengah, who is also Minister of International Trade, Industry and Investment, assured Lawas will enjoy a new airport, seaport, and Mara Junior Science College (MRSM).
“Meanwhile, various other educational institutions and health facilities will be upgraded and strategic offices will be developed.
“All these will contribute to the development of the Lawas’ economy. As such, collaboration and cooperation at all levels of society is needed to balance development between rural and urban areas which will improve the livelihood of the community as a whole.
“It is true that there are developments that will take more time to complete but each of them will be implemented according to the set plan,” he said.
On the appointment of the role of councillors, the Bukit Sari assemblyman reminded them that it is important to understand the direction and policies implemented by the Sarawak government.
“Only through understanding the policies and priorities, can the councillors perform their responsibilities effectively and foster understanding and encourage community involvement to improve the community’s wellbeing,” he said.
Last Thursday (Apr 6), Awang Tengah witnessed a total of 32 councillors talking their oath led by MDL chairman Ladin Atok.
Also present were Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong, Limbang Resident Yunus Tambi, MDL secretary Zulkipli Sahari and a representative of the Ministry of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Abdoll Abu Muttalib Abu Seman.