Fishermen and forest gatherers in the Bakun area now have a reason to cheer as a boat landing facility will soon be available for them to sell their produce.
In a project implemented by the Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), the lake-side facility will also feature new concrete road pavement, car park and rest area.
The boat landing facility itself, scheduled to be completed in mid-2021, will be made out of reinforced concrete with an attaching pontoon tower.
Currently, local residents have to rely on a single jetty to sell their wares to customers from the Sungai Asap Resettlement Area, Belaga and even Bintulu, located some 200km away.
When completed, the boat landing facility will give residents the option to offload their wares to middlemen or to sell them directly to visitors and tourists.