Matu residents affected by road project receive over RM1 million in compensation

Dr Juanda (sixth left, front row) taking a group photo with some of the residents who received their compensation. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING, Aug 13: More than 50 residents in Matu received compensation of more than RM1 million for the implementation of the Jalan Kg Kebuaw/Telok Deloh/Bungan Kecil road project.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, the cheque was handed over by Deputy Minister in the Sarawak Premier’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) and Jemoreng assemblyman Dato Murshid Diraja Dr Juanda Jaya at the Matu District Office on Wednesday (Aug 10).

Dr Juanda said the 13km-long road project would shorten the travelling time for residents in Matu district to go to Sibu, including connection to the Pan Borneo Road.

“A total of RM1,114,783.19 has been distributed to the beneficiaries whose land is affected by this road,” he said.

He also called on residents whose land was affected by the project but did not yet receive compensation to inform the authorities.

At the same time, he advised residents to cooperate with the implementing contractor and agency to ensure that the project ran smoothly.

“This project will take 30 months to implement, which is expected to be completed in September 2024 and will bring a great economic impact to the local population in the future,” he added. — DayakDaily