RM35m Daro Waterfront gets go-ahead
By:Natasha Jee
Date:
KCH-youth 1-2210-rs 12

DARO: The state government has approved the construction of a waterfront and ‘pasar tani’ (market) for the benefit of the people here.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg agreed to the people’s requests raised by Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad during the leaders with the people programme at the Daro New Township Hall today.

“As your elected representative here has requested, I approved the construction of the Daro Waterfront which will cost about RM35 million.

“When I make a promise, I (will deliver it). What I have promised, I will make sure the project is implemented including in other areas of the state,” he said.

At the same time, he also agreed that a new market in Daro needs to be built for the local fishermen and farmers to sell their catch and fresh produce.

“These projects are big. On the request for the construction of a 5.3km road, I have asked the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) to jot down notes with regards to the road because we want to know how much allocation is required for the construction of the road,” he said.

The road Abang Johari was referring to was the 5.3km-long ‘missing link’ road connecting Jalan Tanjung Manis to Sibu via Lebaan Bridge.

Earlier, Safiee said about 400 acres of land has been identified as a food basket area involving the Daro, Semop and Meradong constituencies.

“There is an existing road in the area, but there is a missing link to connect the area to the main road.

“Therefore, I hope the Public Works Department (PWD) can inform us how much it will cost to build the missing link,” he said.

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