KUCHING, Oct 23: A recent earth-breaking ceremony at Rh Augustine Meringai signalled the commencement of construction work to build a RM350 million stretch of road to link Sg Bedil to Sg Tutus.
Works on the road will consist of Package A – a 22km R3 standard road linking Sg Bedil and Kpng Sebedil with two bridges across Sg Sabang and Sg Tutus.
Package B comprises of a 16km road linking Sg Sebedil to Kpg Bungan Kecil.
Charles Chad Nissom a political secretary to the chief minister disclosed this in a statement, adding, that the link road will be completed by Nov 2021.
According to Chad, the road network will ease accessibility between Sg Bedil and Sg Tutus and contribute towards uplifting the socio economic well-being of the people there and connect a primary school to Batang Igan Bridge in Mukah.
Chad said: “During a recent tour to the Bawang Assan area, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing travelled by boats and roads to gain a first-hand experience and discovered claims by Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) that 90 per cent of the roads there were tar-sealed was not true.”
According to Chad, during the tour Masing noted that the Bawang Assan constituency was left poorly developed and largely lacking in infrastructure.
The constituency has been represented by PSB president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh for the last 30 years.
Chad said he himself had felt the dire need for roads in the Bawang Assan constituency.
“Masing has taken the initiative to check on the road projects in Kapit, Mujong and the Mejawah-Belaga Road.
“That is real, physical and non-rhetoric. This is unlike PSB leaders who had nothing to show when they visited Baleh recently,” Chad added.
He reiterated that the road to Mujong is now completed where Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg himself had led a motorcycle convoy to ride on the road all the way from Sibu to Kapit, and from Kapit to Mujong Bridge. — DayakDaily