Study of proposed new longhouse design ends April-end

KUCHING: The study and feedback pertaining to the proposed new design of the longhouse in Sarawak is expected to be completed by month-end, deputy state secretary Datuk Abdul Ghafur Shariff said here today (April 8).

He said the first leg of a seminar on the new concept on longhouse development held here since yesterday (April 7), received good response from community leaders and longhouse chiefs in the Southern zone, namely Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman and Betong.

He said the second leg would be held in the Northern zone in Miri (April 12 and 13) and Central zone in Sibu (April 19 and 20).

Abdul Ghafur said when the seminar at the three zones ended, the state government would decide on how best to implement the policy.

He was speaking to reporters after the closing ceremony of the two-day seminar by state infrastructure development and communication minister Datuk Michael Manyin here today.

About 300 participants attended the two-day seminar here. Most of them were "quite agreeable" with the new concept of the longhouse. There are 4,200 longhouses in the state. -- Bernama
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