Dennis (standing 8th left) and other guests in a photo call after the official opening of the hall.
MIRI: The government is serious in its efforts to uplift the standard of living of the rural populace.
This can be clearly seen through the approval of projects under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) in all state constituencies under Barisan Nasional (BN), Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said.
Besides that, all BN elected representatives have been doubling up their efforts to achieve that objective, Dennis added.
“One good example is the building of the multipurpose hall at your longhouse. The historic appointment of three Deputy Chief Ministers is part of the strategy to speed up implementation of rural projects – physically and economically,” Dennis said at the official opening of the multipurpose hall at Long Nakan Longhouse, about four hours’ drive from Miri city.
Dennis also talked about provision of solar energy to Telang Usan, which he said would be one of the game changers in 2017 for the constituency.
“The provision of solar electricity will be in stages due to its huge cost, so I urge people in my constituency to be patient,” he said.
On Long Nakan, Dennis praised the longhouse leadership for their strong support for BN.
He urged them to uphold the spirit of cooperation and work closely with the elected representative for the good of their people.
He applauded the effort and request put up by village headman Andrew Jau Anyie and his committee for government consideration.
“That should be the way a headman carries his responsibility, by having a meeting to discuss and make short or long term planning for the development of the longhouse.”
Later, the assemblyman announced MRP grants of RM10,000 for BEM middle Baram to organise a youth gathering in 2018 and RM5,000 for their church.
He promised to seek more funds to complete the community hall.
The ceremony was attended by political secretary to the chief minister Charles Balan Seling, councillor Jok Ngau, Long Pilah headman Luhat Jok, Pastor Andy Anyie and about 200 residents of Long Nakan.
Long Nakan is a 50-door longhouse with more than 300 residents.