Premier: Sarawak govt to propose resurfacing Bintulu-Miri road under 12MP

Abang Johari (fourth left) and other Sarawak leaders photographed during a dinner in conjunction with Bintulu-level Sarawak Merdeka celebration held at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Bintulu on June 10, 2023. Photo: Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas)

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

BINTULU, June 10: The Sarawak government will propose resurfacing the road from Bintulu to Miri under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg recalled his motorcycle ride from Miri to Bintulu in conjunction with 60 Years Sarawak Merdeka Convoy earlier today, where he had encountered some ‘wavy’ roads along the stretch between the two divisions.

“Thus, in the 12MP, we will upgrade or resurface the road from Bintulu to Miri to reduce the number of wavy roads,” he said during a dinner in conjunction with the Bintulu-level Sarawak Merdeka celebration held at Parkcity Everly Hotel here earlier tonight.

He also mentioned that the Sarawak government would look into introducing a new policy to control the limit of lorries passing through the road.

“I am sure there is a solution to it. I will find the solutions, but we will resurface the Bintulu-Miri road (first) so that the people of Miri can travel to Bintulu and vice versa.

“This road will also be developed and connected to the coastal highway network that is currently under construction from Samarahan to Sibu and up to Bintulu,” he added.

Also present were Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Speaker Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar; Minister in the Premier’s Department Datuk John Sikie Tayai; Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom; Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; and Sarawak Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki. — DayakDaily