?RTP projects under RM1 mln now through cast balloting?

SIBU: All Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects in Sarawak valued at RM1 million and below will go through the cast-balloting system starting this year.

Assistant Minister of Entrepreneur and Small, Medium Enterprise Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais said at the same time, projects valued between RM1 million and RM2 million will go through the divisional tender board chaired by the respective Resident, while those over RM2 million will go through the State Tender Board.

?This is indeed a piece of good news to all contractors from Class F to C,? he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

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Secrets Of The Singing Fountain

When prioritising development projects in Sarawak one might consider the many rural communities still lacking basic infrastructure and amenities such as clean water, electricity and access to adequate schools and hospitals in the state.

Not many would see the urgency of a musical fountain and light show in the state capital of Kuching. But, this was a project reportedly thought up by Chief Minister Abang Johari in March of 2018 and shrouded in secrecy until its grand unveiling just months later.

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Contribute more to education for Sabahans, Shafie tells Petronas

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal has urged Petronas to focus more of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in the state on directly benefiting deserving Sabahans.

He welcomed efforts by the national oil company in environmental conservation, such as through the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA), but said it is time to give more in areas such as education.

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S?wak set to be first in M?sia to introduce hydrogen fuel cell buses

Sarawak is set to be the first state in the country to introduce hydrogen fuel cell buses, which would also act as a tourist attraction.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said that three units of buses would serve as the pilot vehicles for the state, hopefully by May latest.

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Local companies can help propel Sarawak economy: CEO

Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad is convinced that local players can play a vital role in propelling Sarawak?s economy to greater heights.

Its group chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah says the company is looking to assist local companies in two aspects.

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Decision soon for new housing, industrial projects to provide Internet access ? Gobind

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry hopes to implement soon, the decision requiring all new housing and industrial projects to provide Internet access, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

Minister Gobind Singh Deo said discussions on the matter are ongoing and a decision may be forthcoming soon.

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Adakah Petros menyumbang kepada pembangunan Sarawak?

Apakah sebab negeri Sarawak hendak mencari gali minyak sendiri walaupun harga minyak disubsidi oleh kerajaan persekutuan. Bukankah semua negeri dalam Malaysia meraikan kemerdekaan bersama?

Pada tahun lepas, akta Oil Mining Ordinance (OMO) 1958 ditukarkan supaya negeri Sarawak boleh memantau aktiviti pencari galian minyak di negeri Sarawak. Tapi, bukankah ini akan menghalang agenda kerajaan persekutuan kita yang baru? Pada masa yang sama Petros ditubuhkan untuk mencari gali minyak di Sarawak. Nampaknya kerajaan negeri Sarawak cuba menghalang tanggungjawab yang diberi kepada syarikat petroliam tempatan Malaysia.

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Techie Monkey wins Sarawak #MyGeek-a-thon

KUCHING: Team ?Techie Monkey? from SMK Bintulu emerged champion in the Sarawak #MyGeek-a-thon competition by showcasing their ?Sustainable Living Systems? inventions.

Held in conjunction with the Sarawak Career and Training (SCaT) Fair 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, the competition also saw ?Static? from SMK Lutong place second.

The winners received their awards from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during announcement of winners on Saturday.

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Sarawak natives bringing Mulu forest dispute to Unesco’s attention

MIRI: The Mulu National Park natives, currently staging human blockades against an oil-palm giant to stop forest-clearing, are bringing their fight to the world stage.

These disgruntled Mulu natives have lodged an official complaint to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) headquarters in Paris.

Mulu is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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