Road projects not to lure voters

Julaihi speaking to reporters during the site inspection. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

SADONG JAYA: The upgrading and rehabilitation works of the coastal road network are not ‘sweets’ to lure voters in light of the coming state election, said Infrastructure and Ports Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi.

He took note that certain quarters would have such thought when the ministers and elected representatives went on the ground to conduct a site inspection.

“I would like to clarify that this inspection visit today is not ‘sweets’ because the road project is one of the packages under the coastal road upgrading and rehabilitation works.

“This is already an ongoing project implemented by the state government for the benefit of the people,” he said when visiting the Sadong Jaya/Sungai Buluh Road Section 1 project site at a four-way intersection in Kampung Iboi here today.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan who was also present stressed that the road in the coastal areas had been built for a long time and therefore, needed to be improved and upgraded.

“There are some alignments that need to be repaired such as the road surface and enlarging the road shoulder.

“This is the state government’s commitment as the government of the day to provide comfort and safety for road users. When the works are completed, there will be no more ‘wavy roads’.

“Apart from that, we will also construct some bridges along the missing link to improve the road connectivity in the state,” he added.