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