MPKS pledges to keep an eye on Kota Samarahan-Stutong traffic lights and ART projects

Minos (seated centre) and MPKS councillors pose for a photo after the swearing-in ceremony.

KUCHING, July 14: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) will monitor the progress of the Kota Samarahan-Stutong traffic light interchange project as works have resumed at the five roundabouts as well as the autonomous rapid rail transit (ART) project expected to commence end of this year.

MPKS chairman Dato Peter Minos, who witnessed the swearing-in of its councillors whose term of service has been extended for six months today, was delighted that the months ahead will be a busy one for the council with six ongoing projects.

“We will definitely play our part and do our best to meet the challenges as well as to facilitate all stakeholders and contractors for the successful completion of works that would benefit the community,” he said in a statement today.

On the traffic light interchange project, Minos is thankful and happy as the resumption of the long-delayed project will ease the traffic snarls in the area.

“MPKS and the Samarahan people are happy because the long-standing ‘headache’ of daily massive traffic jams is going to be resolved.

“MPKS is very grateful to Deputy Premier (Datuk Amar Douglas) Uggah (Embas) and the new JKR (Public Works Department) director for their fast and earnest actions,” he said, while expressing hope that the project can be completed by October next year.

On the ART project by Sarawak Metro, Minos was made to understand that the rollout of the first phase, which will be done in Kota Samarahan, is coming up soon by the end of this year.

“This definitely brings joy to Samarahan people. If completed, this ART project will surely further alleviate the traffic jam woes in Kota Samarahan.

“MPKS is helping Sarawak Metro where needed, especially to give input on the local conditions,” he added. — DayakDaily