Spaoh will turn vibrant with major projects in the pipeline

Uggah (second right) launching the Spaoh Government Pensioner's Association with its chairman Hazmi Jahan (right).

SPAOH, Sept 7: The quiet town of Spaoh will soon become more vibrant with a number of development and upgrading projects planned to be implemented by the state government.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the realignment of the coastal highway at the moment passing through the town would mean that Spaoh is expected to experience greater traffic volume and stopovers by visitors.

Uggah said the realignment of the coastal highway project from Saka Betong to Spaoh has an estimated cost of RM116 million.

“We will need more shops, especially eateries, to cater to the needs of travellers.

“Another big development to watch is the implementation of the RM108 million Bebuling Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) airport which will also bring in visitors and businessmen to the town,” he said when officiating the closing of a gathering event called “Jalinan Mesra GPS Bersama Masyarakat Spaoh” at a community hall here yesterday.

Uggah who is Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister said the state government is in the process of building a new market costing RM5million, a new sport complex costing RM14 million, a new iconic bridge costing RM30 million, a new sub district office costing RM5 million and others in Spaoh here.

He added the state government also has plans to upgrade the Spaoh Health Clinic.

Accompanying Uggah during his trip in Spaoh here was a political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu.—DayakDaily