Yb Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi berterima kasih kepada YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud melawat Kapit
Nanta thanks Taib for visiting Kapit
Borneio Post on March 15, 2013, Friday
KAPIT: Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi has expressed his heartfelt thanks to Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for making a visit to Kapit on Tuesday.
The Kapit MP said the visit would greatly help in telling the people here about the sincerity of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in bringing progress to them which would bode well for BN’s chances in the impending 13th general election.
During his visit, the chief minister commissioned the RM116 million Kemantan-Kapit transmission line that links Kapit and Song to the state electricity grid, thus enabling both towns to do away with generators and making it easier to extend electricity supply to the longhouses under the Rural Electricity Supply Scheme.
Nanta said this at a press conference at Meligai Hotel here on Wednesday.
Nanta also thanked Taib for approving the request to build a multi-storey car park in Kapit town which was expected to cost RM 11 million.
He also revealed that the chief minister had instructed Land and Survey Department to process the application from Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU), Foochow Kwang Tung and Chiang Chuan associations for the building of a cemetery here.
Similarly, he said, Taib had instructed the department to process the application for a housing scheme from the Ex-Army Association, Kapit branch.
He lauded Taib’s suggestion that a regional development committee be established to plan and implement development projects for Kapit.
In this regard, he urged the people to reciprocate by supporting the BN government and the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“I’d like the public to know that from the year 2009 till 2013, RM443 million had been spent in and committed to Kapit parliamentary constituency by the federal government for major projects like roads, water supply, electricity, education and others,” he said.
He also drew the people’s attention to the various assistance programmes such as e-kasih the government had extended to the poor and handicapped.
On water supply, Nanta was relieved that the RM29-million water treatment plant had been completed and would be commissioned on March 25.