RM65 million Pasin-Matu road construction project to be retendered after contractor failure

Shafie (sitting center) help to prepare 'piring' during the 'Majlis Pemimpim Bersama Masyarakat dan Majlis Ngiling Bidai Tahun 2022' for Sungai Passin area. Photo credit: Ukas

Follow and subscribe to DayakDaily on Telegram for faster news updates.


KUCHING, June 23: The RM65 million Pasin-Matu road construction project will be retendered after its contractor failed to proceed with the project.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad said construction for the implementation of the16km road project will take about 30 months from now.

“The project site was handed over in early March 2020. However due to the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the project was stalled.

“Now even though it has been opened, we find that it is still experiencing problems in terms of the performance of the implementing contractor,” he said during the ‘Majlis Pemimpim Bersama Masyarakat dan Majlis Ngiling Bidai Tahun 2022 for Sungai Passin area’ on Wednesday (June 22).

Meanwhile, Safiie said the electric supply project for the area worth RM6.2 million is currently in being implemented and expected to be completed in September 2023.

He added that the project would benefit the longhouses in the area, including schools and health clinic.

Apart from that, he said the clean water supply project for the area has also been included in the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK12), where it will be connected from Jamoreng to Matu along the road alignment that is being implemented.

On another note, Safiee also handed over a total of RM57,000 worth of cheques to seven longhouse Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK), including Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) and churches in the area. — DayakDaily