Projek Darul Hana pemangkin penambah baikan masyarakat
State injects RM60 mln into Darul Hana project
by Posted on August 30, 2012, Thursday
TO GREATER PROSPERITY: Taib (third right) leading a toast with a fizzy drink popular in the past together with (from left) Satem, Junaidi and Abang Johari.
KUCHING: Some 14,600 people from 13 villages who are affected by the Darul Hana initiative in Seberang Hilir here received good news on Tuesday evening in the form of a RM60 million injection into the project by the state government.
This is in addition to the allocation of RM60 million which was announced by the federal government last April.
Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who made the announcement during a Hari Raya gathering organised by PBB Kuching here, said the government’s aim was to turn the area into a new urban centre which could be used as a model by other towns in the state.
“The prime minister announced an allocation of RM60 million for the Darul Hana project, and I would also like to contribute another RM60 million from the state government to help transform the area.
“We hope that the project will be a step towards a new urban Kuching, to be followed by other towns in the state.”
Among those present were organising chairman and Santubong MP Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Housing Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg and Minister of Special Functions Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem.
This re-development project, which spans 707 acres from Kampung Boyan to Kampung Bintawa Batu, is set to boost the socio-economy of the people, especially those in the 13 villages.
On another matter, the chief minister urged PBB leaders and members to focus on unity among themselves and the people to ensure continuous prosperity.
“Unity and prosperity go hand in hand. It is not sufficient for us to only focus on winning during elections. We must also focus on strengthening unity among our people, regardless of race and religion.”
He added that to manage and lead the state successfully, the government needed cooperation from the people to ensure that its target to be a developed nation by 2020 could be realised.
“This is how we can make our party prosper, and it’s easy when everyone is united.
“Our PBB culture has always emphasised on managing a multi-racial society successfully by uniting folks from all races. This is what we should hold on to and spread to other BN members.”