Site approved for mixed development identified for Kapit bus terminal

Jerip answering Nyabong's question on the progress of the Kapit bus terminal today (May 19, 2022) in DUN. Screenshot taken from a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) livestream.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 19: A construction site that has been approved for mixed development is being looked into for the construction of the proposed Kapit bus terminal.

Deputy Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said the already approved commercial plan for the site includes 40 units of houses, 60 units of shophouses, a commercial building with a bus terminal, a local market and a petrol filling station.

He said the site which comprises Lots 386 and 772, Lots 389 and 393, Block 12, Menuan Land District and part of Lot 59, Block 12, Menuan Land District, is currently owned by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and a private entity.

He noted that the site, named Site C, is among three sites that were identified for the proposed bus terminal.

“Further discussions between the Kapit District Council, Kapit Divisional Land and Survey Department and HDC operated by the Kapit Divisional Resident will be held before the fund application for this bus terminal can be submitted to the Sarawak State Planning Council for consideration and approval.

“An application for allocation to build a bus terminal in Bandar Kapit will be made under the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan,” he said.

Jerip, who is also Mambong assemblyman, was answering to question by Pelagus assemblyman Wilson Nyabong Ijang regarding the status of setting up a bus terminal in Kapit at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.

Additionally, Jerip said the express bus service from Sibu to Kapit, which began operation on Jan 1, 2022 is being handled by Lanang Road Company Sdn Bhd and Kapit Bus Express Sdn Bhd.

At RM20 per trip, there are two trips each from Sibu to Kapit and from Kapit to Sibu each day under the Lanang Road Company Sdn Bhd.

Kapit Bus Express Sdn Bhd, on the other hand, runs four trips each from Sibu to Kapit and from Kapit to Sibu per day, at the same fare. — DayakDaily