Monday, June 23, 2008


Nabawan to have clinic with ward facilities


A RM20 million health clinic will be built in Nabawan District under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), said Nabawan Assemblyman Datuk Bobbey Suan. He said the cost of the clinic had been approved by the Health Ministry. “The Nabawan people are still waiting for the construction of this clinic which will provide ward facilities,” he told reporters after officiating the Keningau channa agroindustry awareness workshop at Perkasa I lotel here on Saturday. Bobbey, who is the Assistant Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, represented the Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Sen Panglima Haji Yahya Hussin at the function. He added a 50-acre site for the clinic had already been provided since 1980. He also said the construction of a library costing RM1.5 million had started and expected to be completed early next year. “Other projects being planned in Nabawan are water and electricity supplies and upgrading of roads. I hope these projects could be implemented in the 9MP,” he said. Bobbey also disclosed that the hybrid solar project in Pagalungan sub-district to supply electricity to the people in the area is 90 percent completed. Only the wiring to building is yet to be fixed. Meanwhile, the Assemblyman advised the people in the area, especially in Pensiangan, to be more prudent in their spending following the hike of fuel and goods prices. He said the best way to lessen their burden is to plant commercial crops on their idle land. On channa fish breeding, Bobbey said it could assist in poverty eradication among the rural people. He said the project was part of the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) for middle corridor besides the Jatrapha Research Centre in Nabawan and Handicraft Centre in Keningau. On the prices of dairy products, Bobbey said that his Ministry had asked the Veterinary Services Department to prepare a working paper on prices revision. “All decisions made will be brought at the Cabinet meeting for consideration,” he said. On the proposed revival of the Sabah Padi Board, he said that many factors had to be taken based on experience faced by the Government. He said the Ministry would prepare a working paper on the proposal.