Pulau Bruit in transformation mode

PULAU BRUIT: The construction of 300 houses for the fishing community in Kampung Semop will transform the landscape of Pulau Bruit.

The village can also take pride in the fact that it is the first fishing village in the state where houses are built in a systematic manner, complete with basic infrastructure.

Minister of Housing Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the project, costing RM16 million on 80 acres of land, was being implemented under the ministry’s resettlement programme for the fishing community in the state.

The fund is from the Fishermen Housing Special Fund of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.

“When the project is completed, it will create a new town in Pulau Bruit, and with modern infrastructure it will change its landscape,” he said at the earth-breaking ceremony for the project in Kampung Semop yesterday.

BN’s candidate for Tanjong Manis Datuk Norah Abdul Rahman, Semop assemblyman Abdullah Saidol, Belawai assemblyman Datu Len Talif Salleh, Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) general manager Datuk Dr Sulaiman Hussaini and Mukah Resident Saudi Narani were among those present.

Abang Johari, who is also Minister of Tourism, said each unit would have a built up area of 850 square feet, and would have three bedrooms, a living hall, kitchen and two bathrooms.

Its construction using a new technology, My Wall composite material, would be undertaken by Kuala-Lumpur based builder Wyndham Homes. “Using the new technology, each unit can be completed within seven days, meaning four units will be erected in one month,” he said.

Wyndham Homes said in a press release that they could finish building the 300 houses in 45 days.

On politics, Abang Johari called on the people to ensure Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak continue to be the prime minister after the May 5 general election.

“People said that Pulau Bruit is a backward area, but we believe it can be developed.

“That is why you must maintain BN incumbent for Tanjong Manis because with Norah already having good access and close cooperation with Kuala Lumpur, it would assist in bringing more development into this area,” he said.