By Jacob Achoi
KUCHING, May 5: A 2km-long farm road will be built in Kpg Emperoh Jambu at a cost of RM500,000 as a project under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) in Mambong constituency.
Assistant Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the project would also include putting up 12 culverts and is expected to be completed in October this year.
“For this (farm road project), we expect it to be completed in October this year, after which it will help the villagers to open up their land for agricultural activities and improve their economy and livelihood,” Dr Jerip said when witnessing the handing over the project to a contractor at the site.
The Mambong assemblyman pointed out that the project was of particular importance for the villagers, where 36 families have opted for coffee planting in an effort to make Mambong part of the State’s coffee belt.
Dr Jerip added that the landowners who are affected by the project have consented to have their land be accessed without any compensation.
More than 10 landowners are affected by the farm road project, and Dr Jerip was glad to note their cooperation.
Also present were Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) frim Padawan sub-district office Julius Scott Sapong, Public Works Department (JKR) Kuching engineer Lau Yik Hung and Penghulu Richard Daho, among others.
For the record, a 4km-long farm road from Kpg Emperoh Giam to Kpg Emperoh Git is also in the midst of construction.
Meanwhile, Dr Jerip earlier in the morning also officiated a RM300,000 RTP project to build a road and other public facilities for Kpg Sadir waterfall, also located in the Mambong area. — DayakDaily