A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

(People, events, activities and programmes which make for a total quality-managed Sarawak Civil Service)

ISSN 1394-5726

 
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TOUCHING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE

 
I am blind. But I have hope - for a better life. This hope is given to me through the assistance from the Social Welfare Department in Sibu. They provided me with the means to improve my small rattan basket-making business and enhance the subsistence of my family's living expenses. Today, my children's future looks brighter, thanks to Social Welfare.

Thanks to the oil palm... the livelihood of Kanowit people is definitely improving. This improvement is expedited by the Kanowit Oil Palm Plantations (KOP) Sdn. Bhd. KOP is a smart partnership formed three years ago between the native landowners, private sector and state government using land banks scheme.

Sugar is sweet and so is sugar cane. The sugar cane industry at the Ranan area is given a boost by the Dept of Agriculture, Kanowit. Fifteen farm families received assistance in kind - equipment and machinery - to start, maintain and increase their sugar cane plantations. The purpose is to establish sugar cane as the food production industry for Kanowit.

Sold. Five more to go. A project under PPRT (Program Pembangunan Rakyat Termiskin), a hard core poor family in Mukah is given six cattle to rear and fatten. The sale of the cattle will assist in increasing the family's income. Given the success of the project, more cattle shall be provided with the aim to commercialise a potential meat production industry. This project is a collaboration between Mukah District Office and SEDC.

A little help goes a long way. This is a true fact for these enterprising women in Kampung Masjid. These women are in the sago pellet production business mainly for local consumption. The help comes from the Department of Agriculture Balingian, in the form of equipment and machinery. The department also assist them in updating and recording monthly production and sale.

 

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