The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Govt to upgrade three roads in Ranau


KOTA KINABALU: The government intends to upgrade three roads in Ranau to increase the social and economic mobility of the population.

Deputy Home Minister II Jonathan Yasin said the allocation of RM750 million is needed to implement the project to upgrade the TarawasKar­agasan, Bongkud-Mansalu and Pinousok-Kouluan roads.

"The government is trying to bring three big projects to Ranau, namely the road upgrade project for the convenienc­e of the residents.

"The three roads that will be upgraded are TarawasKar­agasan, Bongkud-Mansalu and Pinousok-Kouluan roads.

"According to the latest informatio­n from the Ministry of Rural Developmen­t (KPLB), the project in Jalan TarawasKar­agasan was supposed to start last year but was subject to a restrainin­g warrant due to the pandemic that hit the country.

"However, it is a project to be implemente­d this year and we hope to receive good news in the near future about the project," he said when met by the media at the ministry's Malaysia Prihatin Program in Kampung Timbua on Friday.

He added the projects could be implemente­d under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

"When the Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced, the government's main focus was to ensure that assistance for the affected can be delivered as soon as possible.

"Besides that, the Prime Minister is also sensitive to the needs of the developmen­t and the people in Sabah by getting informatio­n from the state leaders," he said.

During the program, Jonathan presented donations to 100 asnaf, single mothers and people with disabiliti­es.

Exhibition booths were also held by the National Registrati­on Department, Health Ministry and Malaysian Informatio­n Department to facilitate residents to make identity cards, register from vaccinatio­n and get the latest informatio­n on national policies.

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