Improvement works to Long Lama town nearing completion, to provide safer travel for 1,500 residents

The progress of improvement works on roads and drainages at Long Lama town. Photo credit: Recoda

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KUCHING, June 29: Some 1,500 residents of Long Lama town, located along the Baram River about 140km from Miri, will see better and safer road connectivity as road upgrade works including drainages near completion.

According to a media release, Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) said the Kayan majority community in this riverine town will enjoy upgrades to its 0.5km internal roads, including car parks and drainages.

“The project, implemented by the Highland Development Agency (HDA) under Recoda, included the improvement of two internal roads and the construction of two reinforced concrete box culverts and surface drainage,” it said.

With that, Recoda emphasised that Long Lama, which is renowned for its durian and freshwater fish, will join Long Atip, Long Bedian and other nearby settlements to be linked to the main trunk road via a proposed mega project.

“The proposed Miri-Marudi, Marudi-Mulu dan Long Panai-Long Lama road project will be 147km in length, and will include spur roads to provide long awaited connectivity to settlements in the Baram interior,” it added. — DayakDaily