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.
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.
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."
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.
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.