Assemblyman wants government to build 5-10km of road each year from Song town up to Ulu Katibas
KATIBAS assemblyman Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan is requesting that between 5km and 10km of road be built each year from Song town to Ulu Katibas, to cater to the 30 longhouses, two rural clinics and four primary schools there.
In his debate on the state budget at DUN sitting yesterday, Blikau said the rural road project – under the federal Ministry of Rural and Regional Development – currently only reaches up to Nanga Banjor, Sungai Katibas.
“The road up to Nanga Banjor was completed five years ago, and plans should be made for it to reach Ulu Katibas and the longhouses there,” he said.
He also requested that the government would lay gravel on the 25km timber and plantation road for temporary use between Nanga Ngungun and Song town.
“This is to wait for the completion of the road from Temalat to Nanga Ngungun, which is expected to be completed in about 18 to 24 months,” he added.
Blikau also suggested that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports explore the possibility of turning Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary into a tourism product.
He said the ministry could collaborate with the Forest Department to turn the sanctuary into a community- based ecotourism product.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian and Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang (third and second right, respectively) speak to a group of primary school pupils at the DUN Complex. The children and their teacher went for a visit to the assembly building yesterday. At right is political secretary to chief minister Tan Kai. — Photo by Chimon Upon