By Yee Mei
KUCHING, April 25: Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg hopes to add a four-lane highway to the 7km road connecting Kampung Nangka and Kampung Kemuyang in Sibu.
He said this during a Hari Raya Aidilfitri community programme at the Sibu Muslim Welfare Trust Board (Lakis) hall today.
“This will expand the village area and benefit the people of Sibu,” he said while delivering his speech.
He added this part and parcel of the Sarawak government’s plans to develop Sibu, which he said he had been told could be challenging as Sibu is prone to flooding.
“So, I sent a team to the Netherlands to learn how they can keep growing and developing despite being below sea level. Thankfully, I already have a long-term programme on how to solve flooding in Sibu.”
Abang Johari also said plans to develop smart cities with internet access and modern facilities are ready to be implemented.
He also touched on Sarawak’s highest revenue performance for the financial year 2022 of almost RM12 billion, which he said was unexpected, and he hoped that they could achieve the same for this year.
“Our economic development is good, and with the revenue, we give it back to implement development throughout Sarawak,” he said.
Among other dignitaries also present at the event were the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development, Dr Annuar Rapaee; Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Office (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations), Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali; and Deputy Minister of Public Health, Local Government and Housing, Michael Tiang. — DayakDaily