MUKAH: The proposed Mukah Riverfront project is hoped to be implemented in phases.
In saying this Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo argued that preventing further erosion should be a priority as some houses were sited along the bank of Mukah River.
According to him, a working paper on the proposed project was prepared by the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), and had been sent to the Sarawak government for approval.
“The project covers some 1,450 metres in length, stretching from the mouth of Sungai Tellian to Mukah Kaul site,” he told a press conference before he officiated at a soft launching of MukahXtra at Tellian State constituency Service Centre here on Monday (Nov 23).
He was responding to question about his hope for the new development initiative, MukahXtra, in the short, medium and long-term.
MukahXtra has seven components namely, XtraCulture, XtraTourism, XtraCreative, XtraEconomy, XtraYouth, XtraLocal and XtraSafe.
Yussibnosh, who was former Balingian assemblyman explained that in the short-term, it was to introduce MukahXtra and how it could help contribute to development here, including tourism.
For the medium-term, he said with the introduction of new tourism products such as Sungai Tellian Floating Market, it was hoped that the Sarawak government would consider to approve the proposed Mukah Riverfront project soon, as this would help to enhance local tourism.
He added with new and better infrastructure in place including Mukah Riverfront, it was hoped that the floating market and other tourism-related activities would be able to sustain in the long-run.