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SRI AMAN, Dec 1: Lingga and its surrounding vicinity should experience rapid infrastructure development after it completes the arc of the main road connectivity in the Sri Aman area within five years.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government has plans to develop Lingga with the necessary infrastructures to complement its beautiful landscape.
“Since Lingga already has a road connectivity to Simanggang, the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government will construct another road connectivity, which is from Lingga to Betong, as well as from Lingga to Sebuyau.
“From Sebuyau, we will continue the construction of the Batang Lupar Bridge that was promised by the previous federal government and in five years, Lingga will complete the arc of the main road connectivity,” he said in the earth breaking ceremony of Lingga Waterfront and the launching of GPS Lingga service centre here today.
Abang Johari, said the state is committed to complete the Batang Lupar Bridge project after it was cancelled by the federal government.
The state is willing to bear the cost, he added, while citing the importance of the bridge to connect the people and the area.
“After the election, they are ‘buruk siku’ (taking back what was given), they decided to withdraw the project.
“That is when I decided that if they withdraw the project, let the Sarawak government continue to construct the bridge and bear with the cost,” he continued.
Abang Johari the road connectivity will bring big impact to modern agriculture industry in Lingga, Sri Aman and the state as a whole. — DayakDaily