Regional Development Agencies
To spur infrastructure and socio-economic development in the SCORE region, the Sarawak Government has set up three regional development agencies – the Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), the Highland Development Agency (HDA), and the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA), with each helmed by a Deputy Chief Minister. These regional development agencies implement projects to uplift remote rural areas that are still in need of road connectivity, water and electricity supply. These projects aim to open up land for development and investment.
Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA) was established on 12 July 2017 to spur development in areas encompassing Kapit, Kanowit, Song, Belaga and Bukit Mabong which covers 41,186km².
Highland Development Agency (HDA) was established on 12 July 2017 to spur development in areas such as Bario, Mulu and Long Lama which covers 18,463km².
Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) was established on 15 March 2018 to boost the economic development of the state’s northern region in Limbang and Lawas which covers 7,790km².