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KUCHING, May 5: A project to construct a 384-metre long walking path and three small bridges in Kampung Annah Sadir, Padawan here will be implemented as the benefits of convenience and necessity for the local community far outweigh some issues and objections by certain quarters.
Assistant Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil noted that there were issues and objections regarding the construction of the pedestrian walkway that leads to the Bak Ban Kukok waterfalls area by certain parties, but he emphasised that the project will continue for the comfort, convenience and needs of the villagers.
“The project costing RM200,000 has been approved and will be implemented in the nearest time by the Public Works Department (JKR) Kuching Division.
“This walking path project in the village will be dedicated to upgrading the walkway in the village as well as the construction of three small bridges,” he was quoted as saying by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (UKAS) when handing over the project site yesterday (May 4).
JKR Kuching Division engineer Lau Yik Hung explained that the project is expected to be completed in about 12 weeks.
“It will involve the construction of a 384-metre-long walkway, a 40-metre-long drainage system and three steel bridges,” he added.
Dr Jerip, who is also Mambong assemblyman, also urged the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) to collaborate with the contractor involved and monitor the implementation of the project so as to ensure they are carried out smoothly.
He also advised the JKKK and villagers to work closely with one another irrespective of their religious and political backgrounds.
Kampung Annah Sadir chieftain also thanked Dr Jerip and the government for bringing infrastructure development to the upstream Padawan area which still needs a lot of physical development such as roads, farm roads and many more. — DayakDaily