Hornbill Unleashed

July 25, 2017

Bisayas want their NCR land planted with oil palm on commercial scale

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Image result for native customary rights (NCR) landThe Bisaya community needs development which is comprehensive and also progressive on their native customary rights (NCR) land in Bukit Ladan-Bukit Malau.

Bukit Ladan-Bukit Malau Area Development Committee (ADC) chairman John Rassin Silah said they would like an oil palm plantation on a commercial scale to be carried out on the land to benefit the community.

“The development of the NCR land should not only be viewed only from the aspect of generating income, as landowners would benefit from land security (via land title) and accessibility to the land once it is developed.

“Besides, this project will also create more job opportunities for the locals especially the Bisaya community and this will eventually help boost their economy,” said Rassin during a dialogue at Dewan Masyarakat Kampung Bidang in Limbang recently.

Rassin emphasised that most of the Bukit Ladan-Bukit Malau community had expressed their interest in participating in the oil palm project, which they said should not only be carried out on the un-surveyed NCR land but also be extended to the NCR land that fall under Section 6 of the State Land Code.

“We believe that the majority of the community in Bukit Ladan-Bukit Malau NCR land will join this beneficial project for a better future, to help eradicate poverty and elevate the standard of living in the community.

“We are thankful to the state government for this NCR development project and hope this project will be started soon by the appointed investor,” added Rassin.

The dialogue was assisted by the Land Custody and Development Authority (Pelita) Kuching. Pelita regional manager Sebastian Baya was present at the event.

Source : The Borneo Post Online



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