In the next 10 years, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today, the public and private sector in Sarawak will join forces to implement the Greater Bau development master plan.
He is optimistic that a range of economic activities will be underway in the context of the Master Plan for the conversion of Bau, Lundu, Sematan, Santubong, and Pantai Damai.
“With all this planning, the people of Bau as well as in the whole of Sarawak have a bright future because now we also control our oil and gas activities (which will generate additional revenue for the state),” he said when launching the Bau Bicentennial Celebration 2020 (1820 – 2020) at Tasik Biru here.
The government had approved a total of RM 233 million, including new applications for infrastructure development and services in the district of Bau from Tasik Biru State Assemblyman Datuk Henry Jinep.
He said that over two years, RM129 million was approved, RM40 million included for upgrading the water supply system here, to Sematan, in Lundu, South Sarawak district, completed by the end of 2021.
Abang Johari said that the government had also decided to build Tasik Biru into a resort and would use the latest technology to clean the water in the lake.
He promised to turn Sarawak into an economic force so that more professionals born to Sarawak can return to the state to obtain employment opportunities.
“When policies are introduced there are risks, but we must be brave and know how to calculate and manage these risks,” he said, on the transformation initiatives introduced by the government.
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