Road Upgrades Benefit Over 200 Households

SIBU: Villagers from over 200 houses in the Sg Sadit area near here are now better connected with the completion of upgrading works on 6.8 kilometres of roads in the village.

Bawang Assan assemblyman Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said the project cost about RM1.12 million.

Before election, we laid the gravel on the roads and I promised that after the election, we would tar seal the roads. Now it is 100 per cent completed, he told reporters when inspecting the roads yesterday.

Wong, who is Second Finance Minister and Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce, said similar project at Empawah area was in progress.

He said the road project in Empawah area measures about 11.60km costing about RM2.318 million.

He also revealed that portions of Sg Maaw Road with the total length of 3.3km had been raised to above flood level at a cost of RM1.76 million.

The Public Works Department had also upgraded portions of Ling Chu Ming Road, covering a total length of 2.2km, at a cost of about RM1.5 million.

Meanwhile, he disclosed that RM6 million under the Rural Transformation programme had been set aside for longhouses in his constituencies.

Under RTP, we have RM6 million going to longhouses to upgrade roads, water and so forth, he said.

Wong was accompanied during the inspection by United People’s Party (UPP) Community Service Board Sibu chairman Dato Andrew Wong, Works Department technician Yong Sin Ho, road maintenance engineer Ngo Min Kiong and local community leaders.

Source: Borneo Post Online