No plans yet to wi­den roads in four kam­pungs which have no road re­serves

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THE gov­ern­ment has no plans to up­grade or wi­den the roads at Kam­pung Lin­tang, Kam­pung Masjid, Kam­pung Pu­lat, and Kam­pung Baru be­cause those places have no road re­serves.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Datu Dr Pen­guang Mang­gil said if roads in those four vil­lages were to be widened be­yond the road re­serve and en­croach­ing into pri­vate prop­erty, the Dalat and Mukah District Coun­cil ( MDDM) would need to dis­cuss the mat­ter with the vil­lagers for their agree­ment and co­op­er­a­tion to wi­den the roads with­out com­pen­sa­tion.

“How­ever, Public Works Depart­ment (JKR) has plans to wi­den roads in Kam­pung Jem­bun­gan and Kam­pung Suy­ong next year, from 4.3m to 5m for 2.2km at a cost of RM1.85 mil­lion,” he said in his re­ply to Ab­dul Yakub Arbi ( BN-Balin­gian).

Mean­while, As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Wa­ter Sup­ply Datuk Li­wan La­gang told Martin Ben ( BNB-Kedup) that the treated wa­ter sup­ply to vil­lages along Jalan Men­tung Ma­rau and Jalan Mongkos was in the fi­nal process of ap­point­ing a con­trac­tor.

“The ac­cep­tance letter is ex­pected to be is­sued this month by the Min­istry of Ru­ral and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment,” he said, adding that the scope would in­clude pipe-lay­ing for 150km, build­ing of booster pump sta­tions and wa­ter tanks.

The cost is es­ti­mated at RM100 mil­lion and for a du­ra­tion of 24 months. It would ben­e­fit 20,831 peo­ple from 3,469 fam­i­lies in 48 vil­lages, and 18 schools in­clud­ing board­ing schools, which are cur­rently de­pen­dent on rain­wa­ter and grav­ity feed wa­ter sup­ply.

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