Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah has described the 2019 state budget as one that “will bring great hope and a brighter future for especially the rural folks in more remote areas.”

He said this was very evident in the fact that the government had set aside RM6.049 billion or 67 per cent of the budget for the development of such areas.
Uggah who is the Minister of Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development was commenting on the state 2019 budget which was announced by the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the eighteenth sitting of the State Legislative Assembly here today.

Abang Johari had said Sarawak would have a budget of RM10.513 billion which is an increase of RM3.547 billion or 51 per cent as compared to RM6.966 billion last year.

Uggah said the allocation would surely expediate the rural transformation process.

“Our rural people can expect more roads, bridges and water and power supply projects besides other amenities and utilities coming their way.

“These will be very much welcomed by them,” he said.
On the state budget he said it was unprecedented in term of revenue and development expenditure.

“I must congratulate and praise Abang Johari for his creativity in unlocking resources that can contribute to the state revenue. It is a very focussed budget.

“It will stimulate high level economic activities to provide employment and opportunities to the people,” he said.

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