Rural connectivity priority of GPS state govt — Julaihi
Tarikh : 30 Sep 2019  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post

TATAU: Rural connectivity will continue be emphasised by the state government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as part of its development agenda, said Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

“We announced, identified, approved and implemented not like Pakatan Harapan (PH) government which only talks,” he said when speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Jalan Baru Tatau to Kuala Tatau and upgrading works for Jalan Kelebu to Rumah Ado at Tatau Sports Centre yesterday.

The ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

According to him, the GPS government through Sarawak Public Works Department is implementing and rescuing various projects which were withdrawn by the Pakatan Harapan government.

“JKR Sarawak will monitor all these projects closely to ensure they are completed on schedule,” said Julaihi.

Touching on the two projects, he said over 4,000 people in the areas would benefit from the projects as they would improve their socio-economy and bring high impact to the Tatau residents as a whole, adding these two projects are the state government’s initiatives to further enhance road connectivity in the state.

He said the state government had approved RM200 million for the construction of the 30km Jalan Baru Tatau to Kuala Tatau, and more than 1,600 residents in the area would benefit from the project as it provides an easy and comfortable connectivity to Kuala Tatau from Pekan Tatau and vice versa.

He added that the first phase of seven km of the road costing RM28 million is implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan and commenced on Feb 27 this year and is expected to be completed by Feb 26, 2021 while the second phase will be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan.

On the upgrading of Jalan Kelebu to Rh Ado, Julaihi said the state government had approved an allocation of RM25 million for the project, which covers the existing alignment of 33.6km and would also be implemented in two phases.

“The project will be implemented over a period of 20 months with a contract amounting to RM17 million for first phase.