NEW HOUSING AT BA’ MEDAMOT
The Ba’ Medamot housing is the largest activity undertaken by the Pulong Tau N.P. project. In spite of the remoteness and lack of road access, the project team was able to complete the construction in less than two months, in November 2010. This was made possible with the assistance of Samling and Erickson Air Crane in transporting and airlifting the building materials to the construction site. (click to see photos the making of the Penan houses)
Fifteen units are allocated to the Penan families, two units for use by Forest Department as office and park rangers’ post, one unit for information centre, and two units for visitors’ accommodation. A dam was also constructed over a nearby river to provide gravity water supply to the village. The housing was launched by YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah bin Ali Hassan on 29 November 2010.
The Penan were also trained on vegetable and fruit tree planting and their maintenance. (click to see the lauching photos)