Gedong poised for transformation with RM305 million allocation

Awang Tengah (secund left) and Naroden on his left looking at the exhibition on Gedong Masterplan.

By Jacob Achoi

SIMUNJAN, Aug 8: Gedong is poised to be greatly transformed with RM305 million allocation for several projects in the area.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said among the projects are a sports complex at a cost of RM15 million, Anjung Usahawan food processing and training centre (RM5 million) and the 2.2-km wave breaker, which encompasses three phases (RM48 million).

Other projects also include two bridges and Jalan Nubok Tringgas-Kpg Gedong at a cost of RM80 million, and RM15 million for 275 residential lots at the Rural Growth Centre (RGC).

“The state government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is committed to bring changes in rural areas, and for this reason has allocated huge allocation for the projects that will help to uplift the socio-economy of the people in rural areas, including Gedong.

“So the people must rally behind the state government for continuous development and progress,” Awang Tengah told a press conference today.

He said the allocation comes from the state government, except for the first phase of the wave breaker project at a cost of RM7.4 milllion, which is funded by the federal government.

Awang Tengah, who is Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (MINTRED), was earlier briefed on the projects by the implementing agencies like Public Works Department and Drainage and Irrigation Department.

Awang Tengah also said all the projects are either completed, still under implementation and design stage.

Present was MINTRED Assistant Minister Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais.