RM160 mln approved for Daro roads

VILLAGERS greeting the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg upon arrival at Kampung Penasu, Daro, on Tuesday.

Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg cutting the yellow rice in conjunction with his birthday celebration.

DARO: The state government has approved over RM160 million for the construction of three roads in the Daro state constituency. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg said the approval of the allocation proved the government’s seriousness in improving infrastructure facilities in rural areas.

He said the project compromises two phases of road construction covering 24 kilometres of road connecting Tanjung Manis, Sibu, Sebena and Ilas, worth RM65 million.

“Meanwhile, the second phase is worth RM65 million, which is the road from Kampung Pasin to Matu and another RM42 million from Kampung Penasu to Nanga Semah,” he said at the Leader Meets the People ceremony at Kampung Penasu Community Hall here on Tuesday. Also present were Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom and Daro State Assemblyman Safiee Ahmad.

He also announced the approval of an allocation of RM2.7 million for the construction of a river erosion stronghold besides another RM400,000 for the construction of a new mosque in Penasu.

“We also approved a total of RM4.3 million for the rural water supply (Sawas) alternative scheme for residents, including a school in Penasu. Johari asserted that he held the trust entrusted to him by the late Tok Nan’s.

“I have promised him to take care of Sarawak; that’s what I’m doing now. It includes the land of Native Customary Rights (NCR) and the supervision of oil and gas exploration works in the state, “he said. The programme was also celebrated with more than 2,000 residents in attendance.