Keep rubbish off the Sibu-Kapit road, litterbugs told

Robert Lau (file pic)

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SIBU, Oct 27: A senator called on commuters and travellers to help protect the beautiful scenery along the recently complete Sibu-Kapit Road.

Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew said today he was appalled to see empty water bottles littered indiscriminately along the road, especially near road signage spots.

Lau who made this observation when he drove to Kapit on Sunday (Oct 25) said the people should inculcate more civic-mindedness and not dumping their rubbish along the road.

Discarded water bottles found along Sibu-Kapit Road.

“Ugly sign of bad habits, rubbish especially empty water bottles are seen near road signs. Where is their civic-mindedness?” he asked.

“It’s a scenic drive. One can see the mighty Rajang on a certain stretch. The 110km road goes through hilly terrain and coupled with windy weather, the drive is so much enjoyable than a straight monotonous highway so please don’t spoil this,” he appealed.

“Travelling to Kapit from Sibu by road was once unimaginable, now the comfortable 2 and half hour drive is a dream come true,” he added.

Meanwhile, the 8.6km section from Tamalat in Song to Ngungun in Kanowit is still in progress and will be completed on December 1, 2020. The 110km Sibu-Kapit Road is still tagged as work in progress.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in October led an 80 superbike convoy amongst them Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affair Minister, Datuk Alexander Nanta all the way from Sibu to Kapit on the new road during his working visit to Kapit. —DayakDaily