Sikie (third left) attends a briefing on the Tatau road projects.

KUCHING: Bintulu will benefit from the new roads in Tatau, said Native Laws and Customs assistant minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai.

He pointed out the road projects from Tatau to Kuala Tatau and Jalan Kelebu to Rumah Ado, Tatau would elevate the living standard of the local people.

“These new roads show that the state government is serious in providing infrastructure and basic amenities to the people here,” he said during a briefing on the projects in Tatau yesterday.

The 6.57 km Tatau to Kuala Tatau Road from Pan Borneo junction to SK Kuala Annau.  costs RM28.119 million.   

It is 32.54 percent completed and is scheduled to be ready by Feb 26, 2021. Work on it commenced two years ago on Feb 27, 2019.

Work on the Jalan Kelebu to Rumah Ado, Tatau road commenced on Feb 28, 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by Oct 27 this year. The 17.7km road costs RM17.463 million. 

“The project is approved under Projek Rakyat which was launched by the chief minister on Sept 30, 2019 along with the launch of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Kakus and Tamin,” explained Sikie.

“It is hoped with the briefing, all the local people will know the progress of the two projects,” he said.