Floating jetties and jet skis facilities for waterfront

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KUCHING: The Kampung Lintang waterfront area here will soon be equipped with floating jetties and jetski facilities.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said this was part of the upgrades for the area opposite the main Kuching waterfront.

“I have looked at the progress of the project from Kampung Lintang to Kampung Tanjung as well as Kampung Lintang to Kampung Sungai Bedil.

“We will add a second phase which is from Kampung Tanjung to Kampung Tupong Tengah which means the villages will have a waterfront to ward off river erosion.

“Secondly, it will also upgrade the situation here. Thirdly, we will build docks which are estimated to cost RM3.5 million along with the necessary facilities, including floating jetties and jet ski facilities,” he said.

He said this after visiting the Kampung Lintang waterfront here yesterday (Nov 19).

Abang Johari said the facilities as well the waterfront infrastructure will benefit the locals and visitors.

“I see it as a potential attraction got tourists because on the other side of the river is the Kuching city landscape.

“Some of the facilities such as the Brooke Dockyard building are being rebuilt. This will ensure a good scenery and environment for our villages,” he said.

The chief minister added that he was also pleased to know that the waterfront project, which was built through extensions of the land, did not affect the tightly packed houses in the village area.

“It does not affect the houses here as we have built it (the waterfront) outwards to the river. This is good,” he said.

According to the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) the project to build the river wall from Kampung Sungai Bedil to Kampung Lintang was started in Feb 2019.

The project is expected to be completed in January next year after eighteen months.

Also present were Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring assistant minister Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and Tupong incumbent assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.

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