Wors­en­ing Miri-Marudi Road may hin­der suc­cess of Baram Re­gatta

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MARUDI: The Miri- Marudi Road ap­pears to be get­ting worse es­pe­cially along stretches that has not been laid with gravel.

A lo­cal pri­vate trans­port op­er­a­tor told The Bor­neo Post that rain in the area the past few days have re­sulted in the con­di­tion of the mud road dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate even for 4-wheel drive ve­hi­cles let alone sa­loon cars. He fears that if the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties do not act quickly to im­prove the road con­di­tion, it will re­sult in fewer peo­ple com­ing to wit­ness the Baram Re­gatta which will be held here on Au­gust 25th.

The Baram Re­gatta which was first held in 1898 to bring to­gether war­ring tribes in the Baram area is touted as the mother of re­gat­tas by the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

This stretch of the road was not pass­able to small cars.

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