By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Sept 10: The Kapit Waterfront project, costing some RM25 million, will be the pride of the thriving rural town and its people once completed in 2023, revealed Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing.
The project, which has been ongoing for the for the past six years, is expected to transform Kapit Express Wharf into a modern waterfront and attraction, especially for recreational activities.
“The process from upgrading of the Kapit express wharf to become a waterfront, from Phase 1 to Phase 2, will take me almost 10 years of persistence but I’ve never given up.
“By the time the whole Kapit waterfront projects (under Phase 1 and Phase 2) are done, plus the upgrading of Lily Pond and Town Square, Kapit town will be transformed into a recreational family town.
“Kapit Town will be an envy of other rural towns in Sarawak,” Masing told DayakDaily, here, today.
He said the waterfront project, to be fully completed within four years’ time, took almost a decade to realise.
Kapit, which has been isolated due to the lack of road connectivity, is expected to become a vibrant and booming town once the Kanowit-Kapit Road is completed by next year, he continued.
Masing said the so-called “missing link” 9km Temalat-Song Road is now underway and expected to be completed by August next year.
“With mega project such as the Baleh Hydroelectric (HEP) Dam, which is now under construction and expected to be operational by 2024, Kapit is expected to develop even further,” he said.
Masing, who is also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president and Baleh assemblyman, advised the people to develop their land instead of leaving them idle.
“I would like to assure the people that the state government is ever willing to assist in developing their land in order to improve their livelihood,” he said. — DayakDaily