BAU: The proposed new road alignment project connecting three villages here dubbed as Jalan Apar-Segong Bypass Project is currently at the preliminary stage.
Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said a discussion with the local residents from Kampung Apar, Kampung Barieng and Kampung Segong was conducted at Kampung Segong Multipurpose Hall last Saturday (Mar 13).
“The discussion was held to deliberate on the project proposal as well as the involvement of Sarawak Land and Survey Department (JTS) on land surveying works.
“This is because most of the land along the proposed road would involve traditional lots and land titles so the JTS would identify those lands.
“After the lands involved are identified, then we will know who are the landowners and able to discuss further on the project,” he told New Sarawak Tribune when contacted on Sunday (March 14).
It was informed that the project is proposed to be implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan with Public Works Department (PWD) as the implementing agency.
Henry said that the discussion with the landowners was necessary to address the confusion that their land would be taken by the government without their knowledge and agreement for the purpose of the project.
“If their land is involved in the project, we will of course require their approval and compensation will be given,” he said.
Also present during the discussion were Kampung Segong village chief Amy Munga and Kampung Barieng village chief Felix Runya.