KUCHING, Oct 23: The Sarawak government continues to implement various previously cancelled infrastructure developments in Marudi for the benefit of the people.
According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Marudi assemblyman Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, in pointing this out, said this is after several development projects that were supposed to be implemented in Marudi district were cancelled by the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
He said this can be seen when the Sarawak government has taken over the construction of Marudi Waterfront at a cost of RM11.5 million.
“There are various development plans in Marudi and it can be seen through the implementation of the development process that has benefitted the people.
“Among the projects implemented are the construction of platform and the pedestrian walkway for watching boat race at the cost of RM6.3 million, the construction of Hose Fort retaining wall for RM3.6 million, together with upgrading the facilities of the Fort for RM2.1 million, the construction of an industrial site for RM11 million, as well as the construction of Marudi bridge,” he said.
Penguang said this in his speech when attending to the Peddlers Sculpture Installation Ceremony, held at Marudi Waterfront on Friday (Oct 22).
The sculpture installation ceremony was an icon for Marudi which is famous for the Baram Regatta because of the history of the origin of the Regatta in Sarawak that had existed during James Brooke’s reign in 1889.
Also present were State Legislative Assembly (DUN) deputy speaker, who is also Mulu assemblyman Dato Gerawat Gala. — DayakDaily.