MPKS upbeat as JKR acts to ease traffic woes

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BY JACINTHA JOLENE

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Much to the relief of the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS), the Public Works Department (PWD) has taken immediate actions to resolve the daily massive traffic congestion in the area.

MPKS chairman Datuk Peter Minos said he was glad that members of the public no longer point fingers and blame MPKS on the JKR’s delayed project at the five roundabouts along the Kuching-Samarahan expressway.

The project is expected to be completed by Jan 14 but was not able to progress as scheduled and faced major delays despite numerous meetings being held to solve the issues.

He added that MPKS would be happier still if the project is revived and completed as soon as possible as it mirrored the mood and feeling of the people of Samarahan.

“MPKS represents the wish and aspiration of the residents here, who have endured and suffered from the daily traffic jams for years now.

“When I came into MPKS in 2016, I brought up the problem to the people at the top and we were very happy that Yang Amat Berhormat Chief Minister approved and directly gave funds to JKR for the project in 2017.

“That’s the history of the high-profile project, one that affects the lives of thousands everyday,” said Minos in a statement on Thursday (Jan 20).

He said MPKS hoped and prayed that the delayed project would be done and completed by the end of the year.

“So that by early 2023, there will be cheers and joy around here in Samarahan,” he added.

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