Slew of projects in Gedong

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (second left) visits the project site of the coastal bunds in Gedong on Saturday (Aug 8). (Right) International Trade and Industry, Industry Terminal & Entrepreneur Development assistant minister Datuk Naroden Majais.

KUCHING: The constituency of Gedong will enjoy rapid development in the next few years with a slew of projects now under implementation — courtesy of the state government.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan in stressing this said the projects reflect the commitment of the state government and the chief minister to transform all aspects of the state, including in rural areas such as Gedong.

“The first one is a coastal bund project for Kampung Gedong which spans 500m. The first phase is completed and involved a cost of RM7.4 million, the second phase in under implementation and costs RM15 million.

“Meanwhile, the third phase is expected to cost RM26 million and will be implemented starting September,” he told a press conference when officiating at the Anjung Usahawan programme in Gedong on Saturday.

Awang Tengah said Gedong will also enjoy the Anjung Usahawan facility which costs RM5 million and will be tendered out by August.

“This will comprise various amenities for activities including food processing, training and workshop. We already identified the location for the facility,” he said.

The deputy chief minister also said Gedong will have its own sports complex which will have a swimming pool, football field, a futsal facility as well as a running track.

“We thank the chief minister for approving the sports complex project and looking at the conceptual plan, the facility is looking very good. The project is expected to be tendered out by November this year,” he said.

On the connectivity of roads to and from Gedong, Awang Tengah said the Public Works Department (JKR) is currently working on a project to link Jalan Lubok Terangas to Gedong which will involve two bridges.

“I have asked JKR to expedite the project for it to be tendered out by October and it will involve an allocation of RM50 million. There is also plans to construct a road from Gedong to Ulu Simunjan with the allocation of RM150 million, as well as a road to Lubok Lumpor which is currently under the planning state.

“This will use the allocations given under Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (IRSDA),” he said.