Entri: Study on new districts to be conducted

MARUDI: A study will be conducted on the new districts of Beluru and Telang Usan under Miri Division, which were announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem last October, along with the new district of Bekenu.

Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran said more development can be expected with the creation of the new districts.

This means well have more development programmes. This planning has been done and from this Telang Usan, Beluru and Marudi districts will not be left behind by development, he said during the Baram Chinese Community Association Chinese New Year Celebration on Monday.

He pointed out that since the construction of the Miri-Marudi road, connectivity has improved significantly for the various communities here.

With this road implementation, those from Long Lama, Bakong could go down to Marudi. The road is 50km from Marudi to Long Lama while from Miri to Marudi is just 42km, he said.

On Native Customary Rights (NCR) land development, he said the people of Poyut-Lubok Nibong as well as Sungai Belasoi will get land development projects through oil palm plantations.

Some 1,000 guests from all walks of life attended the dinner.