Tamin rep requests upgrading of road infrastructure

Sarawak Legislative Assembly Sitting, November 2017

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KUCHING, Nov 14: Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira urged the government to upgrade five roads including Jalan Pasai Siong Hilir, Sibu.

On Jalan Pasai Siong Hilir, Sibu, he said the road was constructed in 1995 with gravel road surface for a total length of 14km.

This road has been serving 22 longhouses with a population of 1,200, four primary schools, a number of preschools and kindergartens as well as one clinic.

“After 22 years, the road has not been upgraded from gravel road. I have received many requests from the people of this area, asking to upgrade the road to a tar-sealed road.

“Therefore, I appeal to the government to allocate funds to upgrade this road to a tar-sealed road,” said Gira while debating State Budget 2018 at the State Legislative Assembly yesterday.

He also appealed for the maintenance of Jalan Sapudun Balingian, Sibu which is about 15km in length.

“This is an abandoned logging road serving more than 10 longhouses. Hence I request the government to adopt and maintain this road under the supervision of JKR (state Works Department),” he said.

Gira further proposed for the building of new roads from Jalan Rumah Pengarah to Rumah Emong Ulu Mukah, Sibu; Jalan SK Pakoh to Nanga Bunau Ulu Oya, Sibu; Jalan Nanga Sekuau to Skim Getah Karangan Ringin Ulu Pakoh Oya; Jalan SK Nanga Selangau to Rumah Dinggai Ulu Mukah, Sibu; Jalan Rumah Bubong to Nanga Dijih Tamin Oya, Sibu; Jalan Nanga Selangau to Rumah Kundang Ulu Selangau; and Jalan Rumah Ganya to Rumah Amping Ulu Oya.

Gira also took the opportunity to propose the centralisation of low enrolment schools in his area.

He grouped SK Siong Ulu, SK Sungai Pasai, SK Siong Tengah, SK Sungai Siong and SK Lubok Palie together and suggested centralisation of these schools.

Meanwhile, SK Pakoh could merge with SK Penghulu Imban while SK Nanga Arau and SK Nanga Kua should be merged and centralised, he said.

He suggested that SK Pelugau, SK Kuala Lemai and SK Buloh be relocated and centralised at SK Sepiring.

SK Dijih and SK Ulu Baoh should merge, according to Gira while SK Tau, SK Kemena and SK Bawang may be merged. — DayakDaily