Berawans grateful for road and telecom services

MIRI: Long Terawan folks will soon have access to more reliable internet services with the establishment of Sarawak Rural Broadband Network (MYSRBN).

Through the project, the people, mostly Berawan, will have access to better internet and mobile telephone services.

Today (April 6), Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg launched the MySRBN project in Long Terawan.

MySRBN is a project by the Sarawak government under the Sarawak Digital Economic Corporation (SDEC); it aims to provide high speed broadband services both in suburban and rural areas in this region.

Long Terawan is accessible by land and air from Miri. The land journey to Long Terawan on a logging road from Miri takes about six hours while the journey by plane is shorter by a few hours.

Travellers who fly from Miri airport will reach Mulu in less than an hour and from Mulu, they have to take a boat and cruse along the Tutoh River for three hours before reaching Long Terawan.

The people in the northern region applaud the initiative by the Sarawak government in setting up the MYSRBN.


WILFRED KULEH, Self-employed Berawan from Long Terawan

The launching of MySRBN in my village is something we have been waiting for. It will benefit rural folks as well as students. I hope students will make full use of the internet connection to do digital learning.


SPANSKI STEVEN, Malaysia Youth Parliamentarian from Telang Usan

The launching of MySRBN in Long Terawan shows the Sarawak government’s commitment in bringing digital transformation to the rural areas. It is the best gift from the state government and proves that the Sarawak Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is committed to rapidly transforming rural areas. The project will boost the economy, tourism and education of the people in Long Terawan. With the digital development, people can now access the internet services not only to communicate but also for online transactions.



The project will provide rural students with easy access to the internet. I hope the initiative can be expanded to other rural areas in Sarawak to close the rural-urban gap in internet connectivity.

LEONARD LUHAT LAING, Orang Ulu from Telang Usan

MySRBN will help bridge the rural-urban digital gap. I hope it can be expanded to Telang Usan. It is a good initiative by the state government.

MUJAN LAH, Woman entrepeneur from Telang Usan

The initiative signals the way forward for the Orang Ulus. It will not only bridge the rural-urban gap but also provides students in rural areas an opportunity to access the internet for their studies. I hope the facility can also be expanded to Telang Usan in future. As an entrepeneur, I welcome good internet connectivity to help increase my sales.


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