By Nur Ashikin Louis
LAWAS, Nov 8: Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has likened the future Limbang-Lawas highway to that of a scenic road in Cape Town, South Africa.
There is a high chance that he was thinking of Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world as the road is built around the mountains above the Atlantic, with endless ocean views.
“You are going to have a highway between Limbang and Lawas. I can foresee that this highway is similar to the one in Cape Town, South Africa.
“However, yours (Limbang-Lawas highway) will be more beautiful with the local mountains and it will become a tourist attraction.
“The expenses will be big but we will do it in a period of six years,” he said during the Sarawakku Sayang Programme broadcast live by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) on Facebook today.
He added that the Limbang-Lawas road will be connected to Miri, passing through Brunei.
“In Miri, we will build another road from Marudi to Long Terawan and connecting with Mount Buda. From Mount Buda, the road will go up to Limbang.
“This means you will have two roads; you can travel Miri, Marudi to Limbang by road other than the road passing through Brunei,” he added.
Also present were Deputy Sarawak Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan; Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar; Deputy Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Labour, Immigration and Project Monitoring) Dato Gerawat Gala; Deputy Sarawak Secretary (Economic and Development Plan) Datu Dr Muhammad Abdullah Zaidel; and Lawas incumbent Dato Henry Sum Agong. — DayakDaily