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.