A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

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JULAU & PAKAN YEARNING FOR MORE DEVELOPMENT...

Submitting proposals for intensive developments in Julau district...Encik Barnabas S. Nuek, the District Officer of Julau district A new Sg. Julau Brigde under construction. When completed, the brigde, costing RM8 million will consist of 2 lanes replacing the existing bailey bridge

At the confluence of Sungai Julai and Sungai Kanowit lies the town of Julau, the adminstrative town of one of the five districts which make up Sarikei Division of Sarawak. The other four districts are Sarikei, Meradong, Matu and Daro.

Encik Barnabas Sato Nuek, the District Officer of Julau has been administering the district, including the sub-district of Pakan since 1995. (Pakan is approximately 25 - 30 km south-west of Julau is under the administration of an SAO, Encik Raymond Pey Adun).

With a total land area of about 2, 630sq. km (1,015 sq. miles), Julau and Pakan are mainly an agriculture district. The majority of the population of about 35,000 is Iban with a few Chinese shopowners and pepper farmers. Among the government departments and agencies in Julau are JKR, Pos Malaysia, Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jabatan Pendidikan, RELA, KEMAS and the District Council.

"The rate of development in Julau needs to be accelerated," explained Encik Barnabas when RAKAN Sarawak met up with him at his office in Julau recently. "We have put up a proposal for the development of Julau and Pakan district to the respective authority and are expecting to hear from them in the not too distant future."

There are many areas to look into, not least, the development projects which are formulated to benefit the people of Julau and Pakan. "The other equally, if not the most important aspect of development in the district," added Encik Barnabas, "is the improvement and upgrading of roads, both main and feeder roads which serves the longhouse population scattered over the district."
At the Rubber Minin estate in Ulu Wuak, Pakan. This 700 ha. site is jointly developed by Peladang Berdikari, a subsudiary company of Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Sarawak and 4 longhouses comprising of 87 participants SAO of Pakan sub-district, Encik Raymond Pey Adum with visitors from the longhouses. Encik Raymond gives advice pertaining to land matters and disputes, matrimonial cases and administrative procedures.

 

Among the other projects which have been proposed are the supply of electricity to the longhouse; tar-sealing of Jalan Pakan; Julau town extension; new government resthouse; Julau and Pakan water supply extension and other minor projects which are included in 7th and 8th Malaysia Plan.


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