The rural Dayak community in Marudi district looks forward to celebrate Gawai Dayak in 2013. That Gawai will be a special one because with the completion of the tarsealed Miri-Marudi road, Marudi shall see more Iban working in the urban towns coming home for Gawai.
Clearance work have begin on the 52km road that cost RM59.25 million. The construction of this road is being undertaken by the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Marudi, in the Parliamentary constituency of Baram, under YB Dato Jacob Sagan, have YAB Najib Tun Razak to thank for. The Miri-Marudi Road is one that has been a long awaited dream road. With a better road, the rural community can now sell their agricultural product to nearby mills, tamu and the Miri market.
MBOP have started distributing oil palm seedlings to the people at Sg. Brit, and by 2013, those seedlings should bear fruit and ready for harvesting. That should give better income to the residents of Sg. Brit.
With the opening of more land for oil palm, Marudi will certainly be more lively just as it was 20 years ago.
The onshore exploration of oil and gas by Nippon Oil has also add to Marudi economic activities. As of today, Nippon has begin their drilling operation in Miri (near the Miri General Hospital) and at another location further upriver from Marudi.
The Barisan Nasional government is certainly not a doraemon administration, but it is a government that will work hard to uplift the standard of living of our rural communities.
Undilah Barisan Nasional!