More than RM363,000 allocated to upgrade roads in Tarat

Sagah (fourth right) cuts a ribbon to launch the Kpg Tarat Melawi village road project.

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By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Jan 12: More than RM363,000 has been allocated to upgrade Hiap Foh Road in Kpg Beratok and village roads in Kpg Tarat Malawi, both in Tarat constituency.

For Hiap Foh Road, it costs more than RM120,000, while more than RM243,000 for the project in Kpg Tarat Melawi.

Tarat assemblyman Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn today visited the project sites, where he was briefed by the implementing agency, Serian District Council on the progress of the projects.

“For the project in Kpg Beratok, which is about one kilometre long and the 2.1km road project in Kpg Tarat Melawi, I am glad to note that both projects are well ahead of schedule,” Sagah who is the Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development told reporters today when met at the Kpg Beratok Community hall.

According to him, the Hiap Foh Road project was supposed to be completed by this Jan 28, while the project at Kpg Tarat Melawi is scheduled for completion on March 31.

When asked about the upgrading of Padawan Road, he said that the work is under progress.

According to Sagah, the RM70 million allocation for the project will take three years to complete.

“At the moment, you may see grass growing at the road side, but I can tell you that work is progressing.

“The works include road realignment, shifting of utilities like water and electricity and others,” Sagah pointed out.

He added that the RM70 million project was announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during its launching in August last year. — DayakDaily