More than 2,000 res­i­dents to have ac­cess to main road soon

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MUKAH: More than 2,000 res­i­dents of Ke­buaw, Igan here will get ac­cess to the main road this year.

Je­moreng as­sem­bly­man Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said yes­ter­day that an al­lo­ca­tion of about RM900,000 to build three bridges will be ap­proved by the fed­eral govern­ment un­der ru­ral de­vel­op­ment soon.

“We are wait­ing for the al­lo­ca­tion to come in so the con­struc­tion of the bridges can start. This is the re­sult of nu­mer­ous meet­ings held in­volv­ing var­i­ous par­ties,” he said.

The con­nect­ing roads will be im­ple­mented un­der the Malaysian Roads Records In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (Mar­ris) funds.

“The plan­ning comes un­der the Ru­ral Trans­for­ma­tion Plan (RTP) for the ben­e­fit of the peo­ple in the long run,” he said.

Juanda dis­closed that the RM300,000 al­lo­ca­tion ap­proved pre­vi­ously was in­suf­fi­cient for the bridge projects. He had ear­lier re­quested the Public Works De­part­ment to re- eval­u­ate the projects in­clud­ing re­cal­cu­lat­ing the cost to con­struct the per­ma­nent bridge.

“How­ever, the cost for con­struc­tion of the bridges does not in­clude the con­struc­tion of roads to be im­ple­mented un­der Mar­ris,” he added.

Juanda (fifth left) and oth­ers in a pho­to­call af­ter the meet­ing at Igan Dis­trict Of­fice.

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