Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the infrastructure, which included roads, water and electricity supplies as well as rural clinics, would be upgraded soon to cater to the increasing number of people in the area.
"I was told that there are about 10,000 people from 15 villages currently living in the scheme," he told a news conference after meeting members of the Asap Koyan Development Community (AKDC), which is responsible for the welfare and development of the Sungai Asap community.
The meeting took place in parliament Wednesday.
"Officers from the ministry will go down to the field to look into the development needs of the peoples of the two states so that any project implemented by the government would have a positive impact on their lives," he said.
Meanwhile, AKDC executive director Henry Luhat told reporters that he appreciated the ministry's efforts to improve the living conditions in the resettlement scheme.
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