As­sem­bly­man wants gov­ern­ment to build 5-10km of road each year from Song town up to Ulu Kat­i­bas

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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

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