SIBU: Chairman of the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong branch, Wong Ching Yong has promised that he will fight for the tarring of the road from Sungai Assan to Durin if he is elected Dudong assemblyman.
He made the promise during an SUPP Dudong talk held at Durin Bazaar Basketball Court on September 6.
“I have been to Durin bazaar many times. Before the Durin Bridge was constructed, there were two ways to reach Durin. One was by express boat while the other way was by using a ferry.
“Now, since the completion of the Durin Bridge, it takes about 45 minutes to reach Durin from Sibu,” he said.
Since former Dudong assemblyman, Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck retired in 2011, for most of the last nine years, the assemblyman had been from an opposition party, he said.
“I have visited many rural areas in Dudong. There are many problems in the rural areas there, especially the longhouses … no electricity supply, no water supply, low water pressure, longhouses are too old and need repair and upgrading and many more.
“Before Dr Soon retired in 2011, the state government allocated RM40 million to upgrade a road from Sungai Assan to Durin. After Dr Soon retired, the RM40 million was transferred to another constituency.
“Therefore, I would like to make an election promise. If I become the Dudong assemblyman, I will fight for the road from Sungai Assan to Durin to be upgraded into a tar road,” said Wong.
“This road is important because it will improve communications between Sibu, Sungai Assan and Durin.
“This is my third election promise. The first one is that Jalan Kong Yik Khim will be upgraded into a dual carriage road under the 12th Malaysia plan.
“My second electoral promise is to ensure that SK Dudong and SMK Dudong will be built under the 12th Malaysia plan.”
Wong pointed out that an improved transportation system would bring more economic activities and development to the region.
“The important message is that we must be involved in the government,” he said.
He added that there was no doubt that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)would form the next state government.
Wong said he would represent GPS/SUPP to be the candidate for the Dudong state seat.
“Please give me your fullest support,” he said.