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By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, Nov 17: Minister for Utility and Telecommunication (MUT) Sarawak Datuk Julaihi Narawi reminded Sarawakians that three bridge projects cancelled during the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s 22-month administration were taken over by the Sarawak government using its own funds.
He said this earlier today during his speech at the Sarawakku Sayang programme at Sadong Jaya Amphitheatre in Samarahan, where he represented Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“During its 22 months in power, the PH government cancelled three of our bridges—the Batang Rambungan bridge, the Batang Lupar bridge, and the Batang Igan bridge.
“Imagine that, they cancelled three bridges despite having a lot of funds, not a little.
“And we all know how important the Batang Rambungan, Batang Lupar, and Batang Igan bridges are on the coastal road,” he asserted.
Julaihi, who is also the Sebuyau assemblyman, emphasised the importance of the bridges for coastal development.
“Despite the fact that the three bridge projects had been cancelled, our YAB Premier of Sarawak stated, ‘Just go ahead, we’ll do the projects’, using funds from the Sarawak government.
“That is how special Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is. This demonstrates that the GPS government, led by YAB Premier, is serious about developing the coastal area for the entire State of Sarawak, and we know about the other bridges he plans to use Sarawak’s funds for too,” he remarked.
Also present at the event were Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Aidel Lariwoo, Simunjan assemblyman Awla Dris, and Ministry of International Trade, Industry, and Investment Sarawak (Mintred) advisor Dato Mohd Naroden Majais. — DayakDaily