Infrastructure and drainage system upgrades planned for Tg Sebekut

Uggah (seated left), Bartholomew (seated right), Dr Richard (standing left) and members of the Tanjung Sebekut Scheme pose for a photo during a briefing held at Spaoh.

SPAOH, Aug 23: The state government will upgrade the roads and drainage system at Tanjung Sebekut here.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas revealed the Tanjung Sebekut Drainage System project will be upgraded at a cost of RM5 million and the tender would be called soon.

“We will upgrade the road and drainage and irrigation infrastructures.

“We are looking at facilitating paddy farmers in the area with machines to help them in the harvesting,” he disclosed when explaining the components of the upgrading exercise to members of the Tanjung Sebekut Scheme during an event here today.

Also present were Betong Division Irrigation and Drainage Department officer Bartholomew Emily Ayu, political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu and the scheme’s chairman Abang Hendi Abang Zaini, its secretary Abdul Karim Jawi and other committee members.

The committee members would be involved in monitoring the upgrading works.

On another matter, Uggah who is Bukit Saban assemblyman, revealed the tender for the construction of the new Spaoh market with an estimated cost of RM5 million will close this Wednesday (Aug 26).

“The (new) market will be a double-storey building. The top floor will consist of a food court and lock-up shops while the wet market will be at the ground floor.

“This is another manifestation of the continuing efforts of the GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) government to bring in modern and better amenities in the rural areas.

“We are certainly not neglecting such areas.” he added.

According to Betong District Council secretary Charlie Keling, the hand over of the site to the successful contractor is expected to be done by the middle of next month. — DayakDaily