‘Shortcut’ road boon to Sebuyau folk

Julaihi (front, second left) visits the newly completed alternative route.

KUCHING: The newly completed alternative route connecting Kampung Sungai Lumut, Kampung Bajong and the coastal road on Bajong to Tebelu route is a boon to the residents in Sebuyau.

Infrastructure and Ports Development Assistant Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi said the ‘shortcut’ road is used by the residents of Kampung Lubok Meranti, Sekitong, Lumut, Tungkah Malay and Arus Iban to go to Sebuyau town as it is closer.

“I am quite happy because this can not only shorten the journey to Sebuyau town but also provide better facilities to transport agricultural produce.

“This road is very meaningful for the people here and will have a huge socio-economic impact on all,” he said in a Facebook post last Saturday.

Earlier, the Sebuyau assemblyman visited the Kampung Sungai Ladong community hall to monitor the mobile vaccination outreach programme.

He said the programme is focusing on administering the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines to nearby residents.

“The programme was conducted under the Sebangan vaccination centre (PPV) which is run by Sebangan Health Clinic led by Dr Nurul Huda Aziz.

“With the completion of the second dose on the last day today (Saturday) in Kampung Sungai Ladong, it means that a total of 2,020 recipients from this village and the surrounding areas have been fully vaccinated,” he said.

Julaihi said currently for Sebuyau, a total of 9,040 residents have been vaccinated through Sebuyau PPV and Sebangan PPV including the outreach programme in Kampung Sungai Ladong.

Also present during the visit were Samarahan Resident Berahim Lumpu, Sebuyau sub-district administrative officer Ajis Ahmad, community leaders, longhouse heads and village committee members.