Progress on Paginatan township plan
Published on: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Ranau: The initiative for a new township area in Kg Paginatan Ranau is inching closer to realisation following a progress meeting with local leaders recently. As a result of the meeting, the committee requested The Lembaga Pembangunan Perumahan Dan Bandar (LPPB) to prepare a model of the township for the purpose of budget estimation as well as other actions from the various departments involved.

During the meeting at the District Council Meeting Room, Ranau MP Jonathan Yasin said careful planning must be taken in order to ensure the success of the initiative.

"It is good that we hold many discussions about this initiative where details of the planning could be laid out on the table for everyone, so that the new township area in Paginatan would slowly but surely become a reality one day.

"On our part, we fully support this purpose because not only people from that area would not have to come all the way to Ranau town to settle their dealings, but this would also, more or less resolve the traffic congestion issues in Ranau town," he said.

Paginatan Assemblyman Datuk Abidin Madingkir said a visit to the 300-acre site in Paginatan along with the various departments and accompanied by villagers in that area took place last September.

He said the proposal of a self-content little township in Paginatan would lift the economic status of people here if realised.

"Among the infrastructures planned for the township are schools, clinics, police station and what not. With all these installed, people here as well as in the surrounding area, will longer have to go all the way to Ranau or Telupid to manage their affairs," he said.

District Officer Faimin Kamin said all those involved would meet again in about three weeks at the same venue to behold the model created by LPPB as well as to discuss on further action needed to be taken for the purpose.

Also present were CEO of Ranau District Council, Huil Binua, District Surveyor (North) Kota Kinabalu, Terrence Siew, Ranau Parliamentary Liaison Chief, Lajim Momen, department representatives and others.


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